Contradictions exist in our thinking and knowledge, our political and social structures, and in nature and the world itself. Taking a lesson from Lewontin, the author explores Lewontin's own contradictions.
In Memoriam: Richard Lewontin (1929–2021)
Another Science Is Possible
Personal genetic testing is here, making it possible to trace our ancestries and family histories. What does this mean to the conversation about “race”?
The Dialectical Biologist remains a classic of both philosophy and science. What did Lewontin and Levins mean by being dialectical? How can a dialectical worldview help us tackle challenges we face today in science and society?
Richard Lewontin's Biology as Ideology exposes how economic and social forces shape our conception of biology, and how such an ideological commitment in scientific practices fails to realize science's potential to solve human problems.
By measuring genetic variation within and between purported human races, Lewontin cemented our understanding of the non-existence of biological races in the human species. Despite modern advances in molecular biology validating his early...
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Semblanza de una celebridad del mundo científico cuyo fallecimiento pone de luto a quienes bregan por una "ciencia para el pueblo", libre de las ataduras del capitalismo. (English translation inside)
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Lewontin’s life and contributions mark the continuity and a renaissance not only of SftP but of radical science itself. We must remind ourselves that another science is possible through his memory.
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