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Gènes, peuples et langues Luigi Luca Cavalli Sforza Was Among The First To Ask Whether The Genes Of Modern Populations Contain A Historical Record Of The Human Species Cavalli Sforza And Others Have Answered This Question Anticipated By Darwin With A Decisive Yes Genes, Peoples, And Languages Comprises Five Lectures That Serve As A Summation Of The Author S Work Over Several Decades, The Goal Of Which Has Been Nothing Less Than Tracking The Past Hundred Thousand Years Of Human EvolutionCavalli Sforza Raises Questions That Have Serious Political, Social, And Scientific Import When And Where Did We Evolve How Have Human Societies Spread Across The Continents How Have Cultural Innovations Affected The Growth And Spread Of Populations What Is The Connection Between Genes And Languages Always Provocative And Often Astonishing, Cavalli Sforza Explains Why There Is No Genetic Basis For Racial Classification


About the Author: Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza

Luigi Luca Cavalli Sforza was an Italian population geneticist born in Genoa who has been a professor at Stanford University since 1970.



10 thoughts on “Gènes, peuples et langues

  1. says:

    I ve been meaning to read this for a while even before coming across it in Steven Pinker s The Language Instinct because genes and languages are two interests of mine I m not much for statistics and I found it difficult to follow some of the analyses of the data in this book, but fortunately, Cavalli Sforza and his translator managed to put the conclusions across quite clearly I m surprised to see opposition to the


  2. says:

    A fascinating foray into population genetics, bristling with excitement about what we ve learned from new advances in genome sequencing Cavalli Sforza, a geneticist, provides a good view of how the science is actually conducted, constructing a thorough survey of population migration and human evolution The author asks plenty of questions of general interest, doing his best to tackle them in an inter disciplinary fashion wh


  3. says:

    The book is very redundant It can be pretty much condensed down to two main ideas genetic variation has been used to fairly accurately track patterns of human migration, and this data correlates very closely with linguistic studies that have led to models of human migration The ideas themselves are kind of interesting, I ll agree, but the book is redundant to the point it drones on and any novelty is totally diminished by the lac


  4. says:

    Interesting book, very informative in terms of the genetics side of things However, perhaps he should have stuck to genetic evolution and not gone off into territory he knows little about linguistics As a linguist, I can say that the majority of what he says about linguistics and even the linguistic work he relies upon range from the very controversial to the totally dated and completely debunked Greenberg s crazy mega language families


  5. says:

    I found this book frustrating It s a translation I even read somewhere that it s a translation of a translation, which is never a good idea , and it s not a good one I don t read Italian well enough to read the original, so I can t say how many of the problems are the author s fault, but if they were, the translator should have fixed many of them The book is on a very complex topic Understanding this kind of material takes the cooperation of a


  6. says:

    Popularising scientific research is as necessary as jumping across the disciplinary fences erected between natural and human sciences, if we wish to keep some stake in and knowledge of scientific development rather than leave it in the fat hands of corporate powers and their security forces and border controls The book is an attempt at doing both things, and manages up to a point one feels that not enough is said about languages, and that the conflat


  7. says:

    Mapping the original spread of language around the world via genetics Fascinating read.


  8. says:

    Interesting mapped stories constructing a fascinating hypothesis of the recent 150,000 of human expansion, migration and human diversity formation by a linguist and geneticist Cavalli Sforza.


  9. says:

    Not many readers will doubt Cavalli Sforza s knowledge, passion and creativity within the field of evolutionary molecular genetics His work is fascinating the implications are profound But this book has numerous problems.The aimless first chapter devotes itself to the question of whether genetics is racist, and whether noting differences between human beings is inherently racist The only reason these assumptions need to be refuted is due to the howls of fringe academics


  10. says:

    They say that translations are like women they are either beautiful or faithful Unfortunately, the translation of the original book written by Cavalli Sforza turned out to be faithful The word order seemed a bit exotic in many places Also, some sentences lacked a few the s, while others had too many of them.I have a feeling this book was written by two different people Most content was boring, repetitive and redundant and then suddenly the plot thickened and I got hit over the


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