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From: "Raymond Whritenour" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] OT How many races are there?
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:39:53 -0400
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I think this post by Ann Turner provides the best answer to this question, so far. If there is "no such thing as race," then how is the AncestrybyDNA (aka, DNAPrint) test able to distinguish the major biogeographical ancestry (out of four possibilities historically called "races") for EVERY single individual they test (excepting people with roughly equal amounts of two or more racial backgrounds)? "Race" is not a synonym for "species" (in a scientific taxonomy sense).

Ray Whritenour
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Subject: Re: [DNA] OT How many races are there?

As many as you care to categorize. See this very old post of mine, back
when DNAPrint was a hot topic on the list:<>;

Ann Turner

In a message dated 3/16/2010 7:35:56 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
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> I wonder if anyone here can answer my question: how many races are
> there?

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