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adam’s ancestors Medicine, Science, and Religion in Historical Context Ronald L. Numbers, Consulting Editor david n. livingstone 5 Adam’s Ancestors Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins the johns hopkins university press Baltimore © 2008 The Johns Hopkins University Press All rights reserved. Published 2008 Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper Johns Hopkins Paperback edition, 2011 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 The Johns Hopkins University Press 2715 North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4363 www.press.jhu.edu The Library of Congress has catalogued the hardcover edition of this book as follows: Livingstone, David N., 1953– Adam’s ancestors : race, religion, and the politics of human origins / David N. Livingstone. p. cm. — (Medicine, science, and religion in historical context) Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn-13: 978-0-8018-8813-7 (hardcover : alk. paper) isbn-10: 0-8018-8813-1 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Ethnology—Religious aspects. 2. Theological anthropology. 3. Human beings—Origin. 4. Human evolution. I. Title. bl256.l57 2008 202´.2—dc22 2007033706 A catalog record for this book is available from the British Library. isbn-13: 978-1-4214-0065-5 isbn-10: 1-4214-0065-0 Special discounts are available for bulk purchases of this book. For more information, please contact Special Sales at 410-516-6936 or specialsales@ press.jhu.edu. for Frances This page intentionally left blank ...