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From: "Andrew Mceachern" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] re OT race
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:24:07 -0400


What of the Australian Aborigine. To which race do they belong?

Andrew




-----Original Message-----
From: "Raymond Whritenour" []
Date: 19/03/2010 07:08 AM
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Subject: Re: [DNA] re OT race

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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