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Thread: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I could not disagree more. People stick together when they have things in common.
    Perhaps the superiority is not always present, or if present, is not always noticed by either the group members or those not of said group.

    There are various forms of "superiority", as i see it - perhaps someone feels superior because they're so inferior at X. "I'm above doing that", or "I can't be bothered to pay attention to X".


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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Nope, some of you are Neanderthals.
    The Politically Correct term is Evolving Hominid...
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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Perhaps the superiority is not always present, or if present, is not always noticed by either the group members or those not of said group.

    There are various forms of "superiority", as i see it - perhaps someone feels superior because they're so inferior at X. "I'm above doing that", or "I can't be bothered to pay attention to X".


    Mayhaps I'm overthinking though.
    Do you feel "superior" to other people when you're with your friends? I don't. I just like to hang out with my friends. It has absolutely nothing to do with other people or other ethnic groups. As a matter of fact, I've also had friends in my group that were ethnic minorities. Of course, these were people who were born and raised here in America, so we did have many things in common still.

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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    The Politically Correct term is Evolving Hominid...
    It just doesn't pack the same punch that Neanderthal does. Please don't take any more of our words away.

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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    The short answer is, No. Here's the long answer ...

    Biological Aspects of Race | American Association of Physical Anthropologists
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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    The genetic differences between each the average of a socially recognized "racial" group is anywhere between 1-> 1.5% according to whatever studies you follow.
    I don't know if the percent you've cited is correct or not. However, whatever it is ...



    ... there is more variability within each socially recognized group than there is between the averages of the groups.

    In other words, the differences among "whites" is greater than the difference between an "average white" and an "average black".
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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Race and gender only matter to Leftists.
    More Right Wingnut spin!
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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Do you feel "superior" to other people when you're with your friends? I don't. I just like to hang out with my friends. It has absolutely nothing to do with other people or other ethnic groups. As a matter of fact, I've also had friends in my group that were ethnic minorities. Of course, these were people who were born and raised here in America, so we did have many things in common still.
    I'm not talking ethnic groups necessarily. ANY group, really, it could apply to.

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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    I don't know if the percent you've cited is correct or not. However, whatever it is ...



    ... there is more variability within each socially recognized group than there is between the averages of the groups.

    In other words, the differences among "whites" is greater than the difference between an "average white" and an "average black".
    First off, I reject your modification to my statement. What you're arguing for is a "hey man that's just your opinion" thing when in fact, I'm not.
    I don't know where you got that info but I don't think you interpreted that as correctly.

    Certainly, there are differences between the various ethnicities within an ethnic group, but they all share more in common than any do with any other ethnic group or race. That's why we grouped them in that way. You see, logically, what you said, is incorrect. Otherwise we couldn't possibly group people by these definitions and genetics would mean nothing and it'll all be random and that's that. But that's not the case.

    You could can't even argue that point biologically, you know. What you could say is that biologically, a man and a woman are more different than 2 men of different ethnicities or races, that would be true. But to say that 2 men of the same race are more different than 2 men, each belonging to different racial groups... that's just not valid.

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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    We are all homo-sapiens... one race. Different ethnicities...
    On species -> homo sapiens, multiple races which each have multiple ethnic groups, each ethnic group having multiple ethnicities.

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