Language of God

49. Joseph Graves | The Genetics of Race (Part 2)

February 18, 2021

There is probably no one who has done more scientific work on the genetics of race than Dr. Joseph L Graves. Dr. Graves has been writing, thinking, and doing research on this topic for almost 30 years. In the midst of a national uprising of anger and frustration at the continued systemic racism in this country and around the world, this conversation probes the scientific reality that there is no genetic basis for race and addresses some common misconceptions as well. 

We split our conversation up into two parts. In this second part of the conversation we dig into the genetic sciences and we talk about some common misconceptions, such as whether race affects athletic abilities and what you can actually find out from genetic ancestry testing. 

Need a refresher on Evolution? Check out Evolution Basics, an introductory series on the BioLogos website.

This episode originally aired on June 25, 2020. 

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