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Counter-proof against the molecular clock hypothesis

Robert B. Hole rbh2 at Ra.MsState.Edu
Sat Jul 15 16:56:35 EST 1995

I think, having read a recent essay on this subject by Dr. Gould (I think 
it was in the dinosaur issue) that what he's really trying to point out 
is that since genetic diversity (and in the article I do think he says 
mtDNA, but I can't quite remember) in humans of recent or current African 
origin is greater 
than that of the whole rest of humanity together that saying ANYTHING 
stereotypical about "blacks" or "africans" is completely bogus. Yes it 
would be easier to 
say something about "caucasians" but there is so much genetic difference 
covered by that term also that any generalizations there are almost equally 
useless, at the very least, as far as intellegence is concerned.

And yes, the statistics used in the Bell Curve are lousy and almost 
certainly don't say what the authors think they say.

And by the way, just because arguments don't seem to persuade people who 
don't want to listen, doesn't mean they shouldn't be repeated - sometimes 
the nail goes in on the hundredth hit.

Okay, now I'm in trouble.
Happy trails,
R. Hole, Jr.

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