Dr. Seymour Washburn, professor of anthropology at University of California, Berkeley, attacks the field of sociobiology. Much of the speech focuses on a critique of E.O. Wilson of Harvard University, the chief proponent of the field of sociobiology, who wields evolutionary arguments to support the ascription of genetic bases to human behaviors. This approach has been criticized by many in the scientific community as racist, non-scientific, sexist and dangerous. Recorded at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Symposium in San Francisco in 1977. Produced by Laurie Garrett. Previously cataloged as AZ0116.
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