The Science Of Skin Color

July 5, 2015

It would be an understatement to say we place a lot of importance on the color of one's skin. This one physical trait is so loaded with assumptions about race and identity. But what should would make of racial distinctions like black and white? Are they actual scientific categories - or is the whole biology of race just a fiction? It turns out skin has its own fascinating history. Steve Paulson recently caught up with anthropologist Nina Jablonski to find out more about the science and history of skin color.

You could read the entire interview in Nautilus Magazine.  

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