Re. brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Matthew Amsel matthew.amsel at mail.mcgill.ca
Sat Oct 5 14:41:18 EST 2002


John Knight wrote:
> 
> "Parse Tree" <parsetree at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:Pn7n9.14858$Kg4.1400858 at news20.bellglobal.com...
> > "Bob LeChevalier" <lojbab at lojban.org> wrote in message
> > news:6hdopugu5a72haeg2fnt8au7835jegtpfr at 4ax.com...
> > > "Parse Tree" <parsetree at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > > >"Dan Holzman" <holzman at panix.com> wrote in message
> > > >news:andh5v$1hm$1 at panix2.panix.com...
> > > >> In article <Nypm9.3430$zz2.779420 at news20.bellglobal.com>,
> > > >> Parse Tree <parsetree at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > > >> >There's caucazoid, mongoloid and such.  And it certainly is
> > biological.
> > > >>
> > > >> There is no scientific basis to those categories.  To the extent that
> > > >> they were once presented as "biological," they have been debunked.
> > > >
> > > >Isn't that like essentially stating there is no biological basis for
> > > >different skin colour and different facial structure?
> > >
> > > No it isn't. Not all people with a particular skin color are of the
> > > same race, and not all of the same race have that skin color.
> > > Likewise, any particular facial structure feature is also found in
> > > multiple races, and no race has all of its members with the same
> > > facial structure.
> >
> > You don't judge it simply by skin colour.  You judge it based on genetic
> > factors.
> >
> > > The best we can say about racial features is that people of the given
> > > race "usually" have one or more of them, and "often" have several in
> > > combination - the latter being the reason they are classified by
> > > appearance.
> >
> > It is as probable that the people that don't have these features really
> are
> > of a different race, or a mix.
> >
> >
> 
> parsetree, you're arguing with a gal who claims that jews aren't a race at
> the same time that she claims that the only reason jews were "holocausted"
> is because they ARE a race.
> 
they're not, but hitler thought they were. that was enough.


> How is it ever possible to reach agreement on what "race" means with someone
> who can't even agree with herself?
> 
> John Knight



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