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Old 07-25-2010, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Symptom777 View Post
Racism is an evolutionary device to protect us from people who do not share our genes, and to cause us to protect those that do.
Thank you for inserting a little common sense.

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Originally Posted by Amergain View Post
We are a single species of bipedal ape that vocalizes ideas and writes them down. Race is a non-biological term.
By this logic, "species" must also be a non-biological term. And why not just say that DNA is a non-biological term.

Race is a biological term. It typically indicates a subcategory within a species which exhibit distinct and consistent variations. As you (and Symptom) indicated, these variations are encouraged by social separation--for if they interbreed, they will loose their characteristic distinctions--but that doesn't make them non-biological.
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