Re. brain sizes: Einstein's and women's
jwknight at polbox.com
Wed Sep 25 13:02:13 EST 2002
"Parse Tree" <parsetree at hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> > > > "Bob LeChevalier" <lojbab at lojban.org> wrote in message
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> > > > > <raugust at ptd.net> wrote:
> > > > > >You see, for the "six million Jews" that were "killed" in the
> > > "holocaust"
> > > > > >(read my earlier post regarding the real meaning of that word),
> > > > >
> > > > > Words mean what we use them to mean. Just as "gay" no longer
> > > > > only to how you feel on a bright spring day, holocaust no longer
> > > > > refers to the inside of a nuclear explosion. Live with it: the
> > > > > language changes.
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Why don't you live with the definition of RACE? Jews are a RACE.
> > > with
> > > > it.
> > >
> > > Not really. They're just as much a religion as they are a 'race'. In
> > fact,
> > > they don't really have a common history or common physical traits.
> > They're
> > > more easily and properly categorized as a religion.
> > >
> > >
> > So you're saying that jews are a class of people unified by a community
> > interests?
> I'm saying that they're a class of people that are unified by a religion.
> They are as much a race as are Christians, or Wiccans.
Guess what? That means that you agree with lojbab that jews are a RACE!
>I have no idea what dictionary you pulled this from. Here is
>Main Entry: 3race
>Etymology: Middle French, generation, from Old Italian razza
>1 : a breeding stock of animals
>2 a : a family, tribe, people, or nation belonging to the same stock b
> : a class or kind of people unified by community of interests,
> habits, or characteristics <the English race>
>3 a : an actually or potentially interbreeding group within a species;
> also : a taxonomic category (as a subspecies) representing such a
> group b : BREED c : a division of mankind possessing traits that are
> transmissible by descent and sufficient to characterize it as a
> distinct human type
Sure, they're also a "religion" by some definitions of the word. But jews
are the only race who practice that "religion", and jews don't practice any
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