One of the most controversial subjects in life is that of race, and this DVD is packed with pertinent information and theories on race from scientists around the world. Penn State anthropologist Nina Jablonski uncovers her surprising new theory.
Up until the past decade, people naturally sided with evolutionists who explained the variety of skin tones as environmental adaptations. They state that millions of years ago, ancient African ancestors moved from the forests into the hot sunshine and began to live and work. Their skin pigment turned dark to protect from the strong UV rays of the African sun. As the peoples migrated to northern points that were farther from the equator, the extra pigment wasn’t needed anymore, and skin became shades of pale.
In 2000, Nina Jablonski arrived at another theory that proves to be equally as convincing. She and other scientists have other theories that are explained in this educational DVD, but her explanation of race is by far the most intriguing. Jablonski suggests that human reproduction is a more significant reason for the color of one’s skin. Her theory is based on the production of vitamin D and folic acid, which are vital for proper reproduction.
By understanding the underlying causes of the different races, it may be easier for the world to accept that the color of one’s skin has no bearing on intellect, class or any other issue. An educational DVD such as this gives fresh insight into these topics and provides scientific data for the observer’s own reasoning
- Enhanced DVD
- ISBN: 978-1-61753-927-5
- Run Time: 52 Minutes
- Copy Right Date: 2012