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From: "Raymond Whritenour" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] OT How many races are there?
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 08:42:12 -0400
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Lisa Wilcox wrote:

"Who the frak cares? How does it help us if we conclude that there are four
or five or seventeen 'races'?"

Well... For one, Nora (IrishColleen), who asked the question. And, from
the length and tone of the debate, apparently, several others.

How does it "help" us? The same way any other knowledge helps us understand
the world in which we live.

Ray Whritenour


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