The most controversial aspect of this book is the title. By attempting to tie folk concepts
of human differences to commonplaces of genetics research, Wade has conjured
up a storm of protest. Indeed, some of the responses to the book have been absurdly
over-the-top in terms of scaremongering and threats. So much so, that
Scooby Doo and his friends might wonder if the tales of scary monsters were a deliberate attempt to keep meddling kids away from something really interesting
down at the disused old fair ground.