Anthropology and modern life by Franz Boas

By Franz Boas

The nice anthropologist's vintage treatise on race and tradition. Discusses organic and cultural inheritance, the fallacy of racial, cultural or ethnic superiority, the scientific foundation for human individuality, and lots more and plenty extra. the most influential books of the century, now in a value-priced version. creation by way of Ruth Bunzel.

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Plants taken from low altitudes to high mountains develop short stems; leaves of semi-aquatic plants growing THE PROBLEM OF RACE 35 under water have a form differing from that of their subaerial leaves. Cultivated plants transform their stamens into petals. Plants may be dwarfed or stimulated in their growth by appropriate treatment. Each plant so organized that is it develops a certain form under given environmental conditions. Microorgan- much isms differ so tings that environmental in different set- often difficult to establish their specific it is identity.

Certainly in none of the tests that have ever been applied is doubt that individual it experience eliminated and I can be done. We must remember how we acquire our manner of acting and thinking. From our earliest days we imitate the behavior of our environment and our behavior in later years is determined by what we learn as infants and children. The response to any stimulus depends upon these early habits. Individually it may be influenced by organic, hereditary conditions. In the large mass of a population these vary.

It may may be looked at in be granted that in closely related types the identification of an individual as a of each type cannot be member made with any degree of cer- tainty. Nevertheless the distribution of individuals and of family we select lines in the various races differs. among When the Europeans a group with large brains, their frequency will be relatively high, while among the Negroes the frequency of occurrence of the corresponding group will be low. there are 50 per cent of a have a brain weight of more than, grams, there the same may class.

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