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

Parse Tree parsetree at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 25 18:13:31 EST 2002


"Relayer" <relayer at dreamtheater.zzn.com> wrote in message
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> Parse Tree wrote:
> > "John Knight" <jwknight at polbox.com> wrote in message
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> >>"Parse Tree" <parsetree at hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> >>>"John Knight" <jwknight at polbox.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 refers
> >>>>>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.
> >>>
> > Live
> >
> >>>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
of
> >>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.
>
> I think the race in question (ie the racial stock of most followers of
> the Jewish faith) would be Hebrew. I could be wrong...

The problem with defining them as a race is that people can 'convert' which
doesn't make much sense.  But I think you'd be right.





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