In case you're one of the few who haven't heard, a former New York Times science reporter, Nicholas Wade, has just published a book about the reality of race called A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History. I discovered by chance that an ongoing discussion about the book had popped up in the "So What is Wrong with the Nordic Model of Economics?" That debate was more lively than informed, but it showed there was a lot of interest in the topic. I'm starting this thread to reignite the discussion in a more productive manner for those interested. Wade's various arguments are based on one simple fact: human evolution never stopped. Or as he puts it, "human evolution has been recent, copious and regional." He then goes through a summary of the scientific evidence showing this to be true.