Journal of the History of Biology

, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 625–639 | Cite as

Dobzhansky and Montagu’s Debate on Race: The Aftermath

  • Paul Lawrence FarberEmail author


Dobzhansky and Montagu debated the use and validity of the term “race” over a period of decades. They failed to reach an agreement, and the “debate” has continued to the present. The ms contains an account of the debate to the present. This essay is part of a Special Issue, Revisiting Garland Allen’s Views on the History of the Life Sciences in the Twentieth Century.


Race Dobzhansky Montagu Modern Synthesis Genome Project Ethnic groups 


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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