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From: Vincent Vizachero <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] [Bulk] Re: OT How many races are there?
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 19:50:46 -0400
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Ray,

One problem with these superficially scientific posts is that never
really bother to define what they mean by "race". Regardless of
whether this slipperiness is intentional or just sloppy, it makes it
difficult to challenge someone who can't or won't be specific.

But the essential mistake that both Razib and Hsu make is that they
conflate genetic variation (which obviously exists) with the undefined
concept of race. When the self-professed proponents of race can't
keep their own arguments straight, I'm not sure how much effort to
expend critiquing them.

VV


On Mar 21, 2010, at 2:46 PM, Raymond Whritenour wrote:

> Tom:
>
> Read these, please; then, tell me why they're wrong. {Note: I have
> no idea how to post links so that Rootsweb doesn't double-up on me.
> So, you may have to type the address to find it.}
>
>
> http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2008/01/no-scientific-basis-for-
> race.html<about:blank>
>
> http://www.gnxp.com/blog/2007/01/race-current-
> consensus.php<about:blank>
>
>
> Ray Whritenour
>
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