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    Re: Multiculturalism

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Or, you just like to say something and just expect people to know what you're talking about. Seriously, stop playing games. Which "segment" are you referring to?
    Look it up, lazybones.

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    Re: Multiculturalism

    Quote Originally Posted by Basher View Post
    Can you prove that? If race isn't biological, how do you account for the fact that black people have black offspring?
    No one said race isn't bioloigcal; it's been said it's a highly subjective classification system that is almost useless in rigorous scientific practice, which is why most biologists don't depend on it and why most of the scientific community sees it more as a social construct and than a distinct taxonomical fact.

    The point being made is that race is not the stiff classification category many seem to think it is. Race is a subjective grouping of people based on national and geographical hertiage coupled with general physical characteristics. People of African descent tend to have dark skin, wider noses, tightly curled hair, etc. People of Asian descent tend to have finer hair, flatter and wider faces, and be of smaller stature. People of Northern European descent tend to have bigger statures, paler skin and hair, etc. But these surface differences make up a EXTREMELY TINY amount of their genetic code. If you compare a Africans DNA to a Norwegians DNA, 99% of it is the same. The only difference is some general physical characteristics.

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    Re: Multiculturalism

    Quote Originally Posted by Basher View Post
    Thank you for proving me right, old sock.
    You've made the mistake of equating race with skin color. While race is based on skin color, it's a concept that has little basis in biology or genetics. That is why we call race a social construct.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Multiculturalism

    Quote Originally Posted by Basher View Post
    Look it up, lazybones.
    It's much lazier to refuse to type a single word out as you are.

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    Re: Multiculturalism

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    I actually didn't prove you right. Skin color is not the same thing as race, old boy.
    I have never made such a statement, and you should be ashamed of continuing to put words in my mouth.

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    Re: Multiculturalism

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    No one said race isn't bioloigcal
    To be fair to Mr. Defensive, I did say that "race has no biological basis" - meaning that there isn't an objective biological basis by which we can measure race.

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    Re: Multiculturalism

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    No one said race isn't bioloigcal; it's been said it's a highly subjective classification system that is almost useless in rigorous scientific practice, which is why most biologists don't depend on it and why most of the scientific community sees it more as a social construct and than a distinct taxonomical fact.

    The point being made is that race is not the stiff classification category many seem to think it is. Race is a subjective grouping of people based on national and geographical hertiage coupled with general physical characteristics. People of African descent tend to have dark skin, wider noses, tightly curled hair, etc. People of Asian descent tend to have finer hair, flatter and wider faces, and be of smaller stature. People of Northern European descent tend to have bigger statures, paler skin and hair, etc. But these surface differences make up a EXTREMELY TINY amount of their genetic code. If you compare a Africans DNA to a Norwegians DNA, 99% of it is the same. The only difference is some general physical characteristics.
    You're so full of it, you rattle when you walk.

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    Re: Multiculturalism

    Quote Originally Posted by Basher View Post
    I have never made such a statement, and you should be ashamed of continuing to put words in my mouth.
    So then how did I prove you right, Basher?

    Again, which segment rapes, murders and abuses us? Clarification please - it only takes one word.

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    Re: Multiculturalism

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    To be fair to Mr. Defensive, I did say that "race has no biological basis" - meaning that there isn't an objective biological basis by which we can measure race.
    That "Mr. Defensive" childishness becomes you very well.

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    Re: Multiculturalism

    Quote Originally Posted by Basher View Post
    I have never made such a statement, and you should be ashamed of continuing to put words in my mouth.
    Here's where:

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    It means that most of the scientific community agrees that race does not have a biological basis.
    Quote Originally Posted by Basher View Post
    Can you prove that? If race isn't biological, how do you account for the fact that black people have black offspring?
    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Because skin color is genetic. That was easy. Next question please.
    Knowing how to read, helps.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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