View Poll Results: Did evolution leave all races with equal mental and physical competency?

Voters
70. You may not vote on this poll
  • Ye

    27 38.57%
  • No

    43 61.43%
Page 6 of 28 FirstFirst ... 4567816 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 279

Thread: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

  1. #51
    Educator

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Seen
    12-06-15 @ 08:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    1,226

    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I view race as a set of people with similar physical features, etc. Though, after googling a few definitions, I could wonder over it a bit more.Race (classification of humans) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I did not think "race" could be considered by others to be such an ambiguous word.
    Based upon your definition, you think it is an ambiguous word.

  2. #52
    Matthew 16:3

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Last Seen
    06-24-17 @ 05:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    45,603

    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I did not think "race" could be considered by others to be such an ambiguous word.
    Really? What "race" are most Mexicans?

  3. #53
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Last Seen
    02-13-13 @ 12:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    18,536
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Quote Originally Posted by RStringfield View Post
    Based upon your definition, you think it is an ambiguous word.
    You think I think I think it's an ambiguous word based on my definition. My definition is more clear than the Wikipedia definition.

  4. #54
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Last Seen
    02-13-13 @ 12:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    18,536
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Really? What "race" are most Mexicans?
    Good point.

    I did say I was the inquisitive one who didn't know, not the argumentative one who didn't know.

  5. #55
    Matthew 16:3

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Last Seen
    06-24-17 @ 05:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    45,603

    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Good point.

    I did say I was the inquisitive one who didn't know, not the argumentative one who didn't know.
    When you refused to clarify what was meant exactly by the term "race" in the op, and called that request for clarification a fallacy, you became the argumentative one who didn't know, even if that was not your intention.

    The question was very appropriate given the ambiguity of the term.

  6. #56
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Windy City
    Last Seen
    09-21-11 @ 11:55 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    397

    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I view race as a set of people with similar physical features, etc. Though, after googling a few definitions, I could wonder over it a bit more.Race (classification of humans) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I did not think "race" could be considered by others to be such an ambiguous word.
    It can also mean a sprint or a run competition of a set distance. Just want to get it all out there.

  7. #57
    Educator

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Seen
    12-06-15 @ 08:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    1,226

    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    according to you they haven't...we are all equal.
    I have made no assertion on that. I am with those that argue that race and intelligence are both so arbitrary as to make any assertion pointless. Intelligence is whatever the test says it is. One test could measure it one way and another could use a totally different metric. Like beauty, intelligence is in the eye of the beholder.

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    you can't have it both ways. can't blame black failure on slavery and then cry that environment doesn't affect IQ.

    FWIW, my "sentiment" isn't that black failure is due to a lack of IQ, it's due to a lack of motivation. they are intelligent enough to succeed, many of them just choose not to. there is a difference.
    It appears to me that environment affects IQ. IQ is not necessarily a good measure of intelligence and I cannot think of anyway to measure it that is not arbitrary and subjective. Therefore, the statement does not say much.

  8. #58
    Matthew 16:3

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Last Seen
    06-24-17 @ 05:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    45,603

    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Quote Originally Posted by David D. View Post
    It can also mean a sprint or a run competition of a set distance. Just want to get it all out there.
    you forgot "To go very fast" as in "My heart began to race when I saw her titties"

  9. #59
    don't panic
    marduc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Last Seen
    10-22-17 @ 04:10 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    5,301

    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    You think I think I think it's an ambiguous word based on my definition. My definition is more clear than the Wikipedia definition.
    Race is a very ambiguous term, no matter how it is defined. Is an Eskimo the same race as a Navajo Indian, and are they the same race as an Indian in the Amazon? Is the Eskimo the same race as people in Siberia, and also the same race as Mongolians? Are the Mongolians the same race as Japanese people, and are they the same race as a Thai person, and is an Indian (not American Indian) the same race as the Thai person, who is the same race as the Japanese person who is the same race as the Mongolian who is the same race as the Siberian who is the same race as the Eskimo who is the same race as the Navajo who is the same race as the Amazon Indian??
    Last edited by marduc; 09-15-11 at 04:03 PM.
    Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
    Drugs are bad, prohibition is worse

  10. #60
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    In your dreams...
    Last Seen
    05-29-12 @ 02:53 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    10,621

    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    By "I can't wait to see this ****" I do not mean to pick on Wake, btw. Im just waiting fro the thread to asplode.

Page 6 of 28 FirstFirst ... 4567816 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •