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

Aetyr Aetyr at nc.rr.com
Mon Sep 30 22:00:28 EST 2002


There are no reliable biological markers to delineate race.  No
DNA, no blood work.  Racial groups used to be divided along
linguistic lines.  Added to that were hazy ideas about "blood"
which really stood for ethnicity.
Where there are no biological markers, there can be no race.
Pip
"Parse Tree" <parsetree at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:f17m9.5696$Fl4.506637 at news20.bellglobal.com...
> That's false.  Race is entirely biological.  Ethnicity is
social, and the
> meanings of the two have been blurred together due to
ignorance.
>
> "Aetyr" <Aetyr at nc.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:CR5m9.7695$G_4.432549 at twister.southeast.rr.com...
> > race is an entirely social concept.  It has no biological
> > reality.
> > Pip
> > "Parse Tree" <parsetree at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:%45m9.1720$zz2.513454 at news20.bellglobal.com...
> > > I'm sure many of them think they're a race.  But they're
really
> > not.
> > >
> > > "John Knight" <jwknight at polbox.com> wrote in message
> > > news:xi1m9.91996$S32.6026096 at news2.west.cox.net...
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > The problem is that jews are a RACE.  Even the Chinese
jews
> > attempt to
> > > link
> > > > themselves genetically to either Ashkenaz or Esau.
> > > >
> > > > It wasn't a case of some Chinaman standing up in one of
the
> > 1,600 churches
> > > > in China one day and proclaiming himself to be a jew--it
was
> > miscegenation
> > > > between a Chinaman and jews who had travelled to China
along
> > the Silk
> > > Road.
> > > >
> > > > Nobody has a need or a desire to adopt the "principles"
of
> > the Talmud.
> > > > Embracing such a screed is a genetic problem.
> > > >
> > > > John Knight
> > > >
> > > > "Parse Tree" <parsetree at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:GANl9.1080$zz2.234473 at news20.bellglobal.com...
> > > > > I'm thinking that you haven't met many chinese people,
> > period.
> > > > >
> > > > > There are jews of every race.
> > > > >
> > > > > "Lush" <Count.Lushbat at nospam.com> wrote in message
> > > > > news:ZNJl9.8865$kd3.21344 at news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> > > > > > Don't the Jews lack the prosletising instincts of the
> > Christians? The
> > > > two
> > > > > > are quite different. I have never met nor heard of a
> > chinese Jew.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Lush
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Parse Tree" <parsetree at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > news:d58k9.4082$l44.968907 at news20.bellglobal.com...
> > > > > > > "John Knight" <jwknight at polbox.com> wrote in
message
> > > > > > > news:746k9.65611$S32.4182275 at news2.west.cox.net...
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > "Parse Tree" <parsetree at hotmail.com> wrote in
message
> > > > > > > >
news:0RPj9.3469$l44.659319 at news20.bellglobal.com...
> > > > > > > > > "John Knight" <jwknight at polbox.com> wrote in
> > message
> > > > > > > > >
news:0bNj9.60285$S32.3919092 at news2.west.cox.net...
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > "Bob LeChevalier" <lojbab at lojban.org> wrote
in
> > message
> > > > > > > > > >
> > news:v51rougg3ac1qppqf5fc9llgii0hlrtq0s at 4ax.com...
> > > > > > > > > > > <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.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
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> > >
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