Yes, humans are divided into different races (white, black, mixed, etc.)
No, we are all the same race
I don't know/other
Dogs are a single species, the Grey Wolf. The breeds are the result of selective breeding by humans (hmm that's why they are called breeds)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_of_the_domestic_dogThe origin of the domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) began with the domestication of the Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) several tens of thousands of years ago. Genetic and archaeological evidence shows that humans domesticated wolves on more than one occasion, with the present lineage of C. l. familiaris arising at the latest 15,000 years ago as evidenced by the Bonn-Oberkassel site and possibly as early as 33,000 years ago as evidenced by the mtDNA testing on a paleolithic dog's remains from the Razboinichya Cave (Altai Mountains).[
Last edited by iguanaman; 03-08-14 at 12:59 AM.
Look people, it's like this dog story. They are all dogs but no one in a right mind would claim that a labrador=miniature pinscher or a bulldog=whippet. They have different characteristics and properties.
Our races are no more than environmental adaptations. They're responses to various climates. There simply isn't enough difference between us to create anything discreet like a race.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Because Race is NOT as discreet, as say, Specie, it merely is some geographical morphological distinguishability caused by genetic difference.
Race can be a very small difference. Indeed, I have elaborated other species that have less morphological distance and do have race/subspecies.
You have willfully ignored all those posts to stay in Denial.
Identical to Bodhisatva, you Disingenuously Ignore/can't deal with what was posted by others and just repeat your 2+2=5 feel good without addressing anything.
Specifically the top of page 6
and again on the last page.
Coyne from post #52 (and common sense among ALL other animals)
So race doesn't have to be Wildly discreet, just a small bit for which human Races easily qualify using Any/All other animals/species as comparison. Especially our near relative primates I elucidated on already.What are races?
In my own field of evolutionary biology, races of animals (also called “subspecies” or “ecotypes”) are morphologically distinguishable populations that live in allopatry (i.e. are geographically separated).
There is No firm criterion on how Much morphological difference it takes to delimit a race.
Races of mice, for example, are described Solely on the basis of Difference in coat Color, which could involve only One or two genes.
Under that criterion, are there human Races?
How different are the races genetically?
Not very different. [......] BUT since the Delimitation of Races has historically depended NOT on the Degree of underlying genetic differences but ONLY on the existence of SOME genetic difference that Causes morphological difference, the genetic similarity of races Does NOT mean that they Don’t exist...."
Anything Pasch, or will it be the Usual ignore the truth again and repost your Lie on page 14 and another string in two months, and in 2 years?
It's amazing how many posters feel free to skip over meaty rebuttal and just deny/re-declare to preserve their Volvo-identity politics.
Your Raging PC overrides your common and science sense on this and ALL other topics as well. You have the same problem with whitewashing Islam/Islamism I Bust a few times Every year - as now - to Silence and then empty/denialist repetition.
Last edited by mbig; 03-08-14 at 05:07 AM.
I'm personally sick of not being able to dunk a basketball because of racism.