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The myth of race: Why are we divided by race when there is no such thing?

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posted on Nov, 18 2014 @ 04:37 PM
a reply to: Tusks

Except for the fact that breeds of dog are artificially selected (ie we made sure they ended up that way). Unless I am missing something, the so called "races of man" are supposed to have naturally evolved.

Again this holds no water when you compare actual differences on a genetic level.

posted on Nov, 18 2014 @ 04:41 PM
Here's a thought. Take "race" out of it. Doesn't belong anyways, we're the same as a species.

Now add "culture". That's the puppy that should be looked at. Culture is a HUGE influence on a persons life. Try that for a page or two and see where that gets us.

posted on Nov, 18 2014 @ 05:01 PM
a reply to: intrepid

Zero argument here. Culture/etnicity were what "race" used to mean. Then its all society and memes

posted on Nov, 19 2014 @ 03:50 AM
Imo language aids the process of perceiving a "difference" that is actually genetically fictional. If people has real-time DNA control you could look like anything and it could not be termed any "race" but human. Humans are sort fo frozen in time and understanding and severely limited by fictions many believe in. Make 'em more man-ageable.

posted on Nov, 29 2014 @ 02:51 PM

A good article for this topic, it's time that science open the poor minded people nowadays they mind.

"What it begins to suggest is that we're looking at a 'Lord of the Rings'-type world - that there were many hominid populations,"

Like i stated before.

Divide the only one human race today into races is stupid! Today there is only one race left, homo sapiens (and comes in different shapes and colors), other human races are gone many 1000 years ago. Who knows why.
edit on 29-11-2014 by Gogvonmagog because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 29 2014 @ 04:58 PM
a reply to: [post=18676205]Noinden[/p]
Definition of RACE

: a breeding stock of animals
a : a family, tribe, people, or nation belonging to the same stock
b : a class or kind of people unified by shared interests, habits, or characteristics
a : an actually or potentially interbreeding group within a species; also : a taxonomic category (as a subspecies) representing such a group
b : breed
c : a category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits

Distinctive physical traits is all we need. Any child can tell the difference between Tutsis and Sami, or between African pygmies and American Indians, or between Australian aborigines and Anglo-Saxons. Obvious physical traits of any Race are clearly genetic. To argue otherwise is a ridiculous example of political correctness gone amuck.

posted on Nov, 30 2014 @ 01:42 PM
a reply to: Tusks

Thats a rather antiquated way of looking at it. Its a pre genetics argument. IF however its what you want to run with. Go for it. I've said my peace

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