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From: "Raymond Whritenour" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] re OT race
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 14:18:25 -0400
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In-Reply-To: <20100318114313.O6W6C.3197713.root@mp19>


John Lerch writes:

"...I think the division into races stupid."

So, do you also think the division into species and genera are also "stupid"? After all, aren't we 96% genetically the same as chimpanzees, by some measurements? [See: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/08/0831_050831_chimp_genes.html<http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/08/0831_050831_chimp_genes.html>; ] Where do we draw the line between humans and other animals? Isn't that line also always arbitrary and a social construct? If we didn't draw such lines, we could never understand what we're saying to each other!

Ray Whritenour



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