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OT: Science of Race (was Racial Classification was LOTR credit line)

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Thursday, January 1, 2004, 2:04
Akhilesh Pillalamarri <valardil@...> wrote:
> > They should really create a better > > classification system, though scientifically race is > > non-existant.
To say that race is scientifically nonexistent is an overstatement. It's true that genetically, race is a vanishingly minor factor compared to other commonalities, but there are still genetic patterns that follow tradiitonal "racial" lines (e.g. traits that occur almost exclusively in a given race), and there's also more to the category than genetics. A very recent issue of _Scientific_American_ had a good exploration of the topic. -Mark


Eddy Ohlms <etg@...>Science of Race (was Racial Classification was LOTR creditline)