April 5, 2008, Vol. 23, No. 7
Jon Entine's Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People (Grand Central, 2007) has interesting data and speculation for those who wonder why American Jews were seen as below average in intelligence early in the 20th century but above average in basketball and why the reverse is now true. Some who consider themselves descended from the Ten Lost Tribes will be pleased to discover genetic evidence, but British Israelites and Mormon theorists have struck out.