Franz Boas

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The passion for seeking the truth for truth's sake...can be kept alive only if we continue to seek the truth for truth's sake.

Franz Boas (July 9, 1858December 22, 1942) was one of the pioneers of modern anthropology and is often called the "Father of American Anthropology".

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  • The passion for seeking the truth for truth's sake...can be kept alive only if we continue to seek the truth for truth's sake.
    • Race and Democratic Society (1945), introduction
  • The behavior of an individual is determined not by his racial affiliation, but by the character of his ancestry and his cultural environment.
    • Race and Democratic Society (1945), chapter 2
  • No one has ever proved that a human being, through his descent from a certain group of people, must of necessity have certain mental characteristics.
    • Race and Democratic Society (1945), chapter 7

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