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From: "Tom Gull" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] OT How many races are there?
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 19:01:01 -0400
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She seemed pretty sure about what race isn't - not the traditional view of
it where it's something a person either was or wasn't, something that was
immutable in a person and their descendants, etc., something that separated
groups more than other individual differences might, and something that will
remain in the world in the face of increasing lack of geographic and social
isolation. Abstracting one sentence where she says science isn't done
mapping out the subtleties while ignoring the rest of what she says is one
way to color the conversation, so to speak. Everyone interested in this
thread should simply read her speech and not depend on other peoples'
interpretations of it.

From: "Raymond Whritenour" <>
Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2010 6:38 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] OT How many races are there?

> She said science is still debating the matter. Apparently, she isn't as
> sure about it as you are.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Vincent Vizachero<mailto:>
> To: <mailto:>
> Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2010 3:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [DNA] OT How many races are there?
> There is no biological basis for racial categorization, so maybe she
> didn't think it was necessary?
> VV
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