|Questions of A More Technical Nature|
Credentials Of Anthropology Sources
Pursuant to you answer regarding the anthropology sources you've used to build your theory, a naturopath on another website, attacks your sources, specifically Mourant. He argues that he "has read some bad anthropology, but this was especially bad." What is your response? PS: lost 25 pounds on O diet since January, so I could care less about whether this doctor disagrees with you or not. Keep up the good work!
First understand that this gentleman is a proponent of his own way of eating (veganism for everyone), so he is not impartial. Since the recommended blood type diets sometimes recommend high protein, he has a problem with that. Personally I find his opinion of Mourant disturbing.
- Mourant, Dr. A.E. MA, D Phil, DM, MRCP
- Serological Population Genetics Lab, St. Bartholomews, Fellow 1957, 1977
- Director, Serological Population Genetics Laboratory.
- Medical Officer, Galton Lab, Serum Unit, Cambridge 1945-46;
- Director, Blood Group Reference Lab, Ministry of Health and MRC 1946-65;
- Honorary. Senior Lecturer in Haematology, St. Bartholomews Hosp. Med. Coll. 1965-77
- Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, Chelsea Bridge Rd. 1957;
- Society for Study of Human Biology (Vice President 1960-63);
- Human Biology Council 1987
- 1954 The Distribution of Human Blood Groups
- 1958 The ABO Blood Groups, Comprehensive Tables and Maps of World Distribution
- 1959 "Human blood groups and natural selection", Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, v. 24, p. 57
- 1963 Man and Cattle. (ed. jointly)
- 1978 Blood Groups and Diseases
- 1983 Blood Relations: Blood Groups and Anthropology
All of Mourant's works were published through Oxford Unversity or Cambridge University Press. In addition, he was a direct protege of Ronald Fisher, whose work used mathematics to combine Mendelian genetics and natural selection, and which resulted in the theory of evolution known as the modern synthesis. I have no link to Mourant, other than that he is a reference source of mine, but to question his pedigree is just silly.