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From: Vincent Vizachero <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] OT How many races are there?
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 17:37:18 -0400
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Well, they call nine of the asteroids "planets". Or eight, now.

Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is not that the social construct
of race has no value. The point is that there is nothing in biology
that would tell you how many "races" there might be. Every observer
is making their own decision about that.

VV


On Mar 18, 2010, at 4:42 PM, Raymond Whritenour wrote:

> But, they don't call any of the thousands of asteroids circling
> about the Sun a planet!


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