1. Richard P. Feynman, “The Relation of Science and Religion,” in The Pleasure of Finding Things Out (London: Penguin, 2001), 247–48.
2. In this study raeialization is used to designate the creation of groupings among human beings called races and the subsequent imputation of significance to racial categories where none
3. Ivan Hannaford, Race: The History of an Idea in the West (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), 147.
4. Claude Lévi-Strauss, Race and History, The Race Question in Modern Science (Paris: UNESCO, 1952).
5. These five terms represent the groups that Johann Friedrich Blumenbach introduced to the world based on his observations of human skulls and other physical characteristics. Caucasian was used for the first time in the second edition of De Generis Humani Varietate Natura in 1781. He also switched from the term Mongolian to Asiatic at this point. Hannaford, Race, 207–8.
6. Göttingen's academic calendar from March of 1790 lists fifty-three professors, and thirty-eight other teachers who “also belonged to the academic