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    The ongoing brou ha ha about this is ridiculous from my perspective. I think there are differences that we ought to welcome, embrace, rather than pit one against another in political riffs.

    I'm a bit of a strange Christian who believes we are all God's children. A person ought to be who they are most fully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ishmael View Post
    The ongoing brou ha ha about this is ridiculous from my perspective. I think there are differences that we ought to welcome, embrace, rather than pit one against another in political riffs.

    I'm a bit of a strange Christian who believes we are all God's children. A person ought to be who they are most fully.
    As a Christian , ( or perhaps not ) Why would that be strange ?

    In the natural world we embrace differences in fish , birds , mammals , reptiles , etc etc.

    Twodot`s rather enchanting Japan thread comes to mind.Cultural differences are wonderful and interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ishmael View Post
    A person ought to be who they are most fully.

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    It's the end of another long, hot summer here. I'll be visiting the doctor shortly to have this seasons skin cancers removed- one on the back of my right hand, one on my right wrist, and one on my right cheek bone. There will probably be more. This is the time of year when I always wish I wasn't white JayInOz

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    Care to define your use of the word 'race' for me, Ishmael?

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    As long as the worlds humans can interbreed we are all the same 'race'. A subspecies of Homo Erectus which is the next level. There is compelling genetic evidence that modern humans interbred successfully with Neanderthals. and science has so far identified species of early man that may, or may not have had the same capacity. (https://www.ancienthistorylists.com/...existed-earth/).
    There are of course cosmetic and physiological differences, evolution is always experimenting. A sister married into a family with the propensity to throw children with 6 fingers and toes, mostly complete with the necessary bone structures. Some groups have a lactose intolerance, some almost no appendix, I and my brother do not get bitten by mosquitos.
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    Add interbreeding with Desnovians in Asia. Neanderthal were Caucasians. Lactose tolerance evolved late, when we started herding cattle. No dairy economy due to the ecology not supporting grazing beasts, no lactose tolerance. Other evolutionary traits continued to change with time, for example brain case shape changed with time, and we are still evolving. The whole idea of race is bollocks, what you are is a result of the lottery of life..
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    Of course we are still intensely tribal, which it seems to me is being counted as 'race'. Humans self identify as 'race' as and when it seems convenient or politically advantageous and words are a moveable feast, but the zoological definition should apply.
    Religion of course is a construct, but blindsides many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Of course we are still intensely tribal, which it seems to me is being counted as 'race'. Humans self identify as 'race' as and when it seems convenient or politically advantageous and words are a moveable feast, but the zoological definition should apply.
    Religion of course is a construct, but blindsides many.
    So RWW's are an emergent race?
    Religion is a natural outcome of tribalism.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Oh goody, Is this a continuation of the Nazis need protection thread of yesterday?

    Oh, how lovely!
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    To answer the question in the title.

    No, there are azzholes in every race!
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    No Skip, they are human too, and humans are not an endangered species. But they probably don't like being classed as a sub-species of Homo Erectus.

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    Some races are really short, for instance the sixty metres hurdles, while others are quite long- like Devizes to Westminster.

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    We have am Eel Race road down along the bay, I never thought eels were so particular about that………………….

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    Since we mapped the human genome 10 years ago it has been established that there are genetic differences between ancestral populations of Homo Sapiens.

    Do do you call that race? It's a very loaded word...

    A very good book on the subject by a reputable journalist is Before The Dawn, by Richard Wade.

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    Do slippery people bet on the eel races?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ishmael View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    , "I and my brother do not get bitten by mosquitos." .
    WADR Sku, you and your brother are getting bitten by mosquitões, but you just don't react to the bites.

    same with fleas and bedbugs ...in the situations where they are there, don't think the little buggers don't like your blood but your room mate is covered in red wheals next day, you are getting bitten too, but you just aren't reacting. Thats what my vet says anyway scritch scritch scratch scratch.

    It would be interesting to see, if you don't get bitten by mozzies, you could spend some time in a malaria ridden área and not get infected , all other factors being equal
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    When I am in the garden my neighbour is waving them away, they do not land on me.

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    What 'races' are we discussing? What 'races' do we recognize?

    I think there ARE differences.

    For instance -- between the dingbat race, and the non-dingbat race...
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    We don't even have a consistent way of defining a "race." We use skin color, geographic origin, national origin, and/or language for different races.
    Mostly what people mistakenly call race is a culture. Even closer than interbreeding, organ transplants are done across so called racial lines.
    Pretty much the only thing race does is define one as a racist if one refers to it

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    red haired people have different freckles

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    My dad always said that people who were cruel, towards animals or other people, were of another race. He stressed kindness in both my sister and I as the norms for our family and I have done the same with my kids, and will with my grandchildren.

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    Depending on how you define "race", and how large your samples are, there appear to be statistically significant but small test result variations between groups of people that some have called "races". There is hugely more variation within those groups than there is between them, and the variations may say more about the tests than the subjects. The important thing, I think, is to ensure that small variations in large groups don't lead to harmful discrimination against individuals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy View Post
    WADR Sku, you and your brother are getting bitten by mosquitões, but you just don't react to the bites.

    same with fleas and bedbugs ...in the situations where they are there, don't think the little buggers don't like your blood but your room mate is covered in red wheals next day, you are getting bitten too, but you just aren't reacting. Thats what my vet says anyway scritch scritch scratch scratch.

    It would be interesting to see, if you don't get bitten by mozzies, you could spend some time in a malaria ridden área and not get infected , all other factors being equal
    I tried that and got malaria, I didn't notice the mosquitoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    No Skip, they are human too, and humans are not an endangered species. But they probably don't like being classed as a sub-species of Homo Erectus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Both races depicted here. The republican is on the left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    So RWW's are an emergent race?
    Religion is a natural outcome of tribalism.
    religion seems to be one of the most important markers of an advanced species, and appears to have great advantages for the individual and larger social groups... advantages, chief of which is communing with the creator of all that is, the creator of evolution.

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    Default Re: Are there differences between races of humans?

    as opposed to say races of horses? Sure. Humans race in cars, trucks, bicycles, motor cycles, airplanes, hot air (see op) balloons, sail boats, power boats, skis (water & snow) and who knows how many other ways - as well as on foot.. while horses race predominantly on foot.


    Pretty much the only thing race does is define one as a racist if one refers to it
    Pretty much the way I see it.

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    I think there are differences, for instance, some are more likely to have sickle cell anemia.

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    Sure, there are genetic differences (on average) between groups of humans. That's the reason that (on average) somebody from Korea doesn't look like somebody from Botswana, and neither of them look like somebody form Norway. But the differences aren't what the racists of 100 or 150 years ago thought - and neither are the 'races', for that matter. Genetic differences are much more than trivial things like skin color and facial features. There's a lot more genetic diversity among Africans than all the humans of the rest of the planet put together.
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    Of course. Pygmies, Kalahari bushmen. Bantu people, Tuaregs, Ethiopians, and Egyptians all live in Africa, and all look different. Not to mention whites, and those in places like Madagascar who have married people from India.

    It's a really big place.

    But DNA cannot NOT change.

    That's why it works.

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    But DNA does change and mutate which is the reason there are so many types of us humans.

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