Understanding through Discussion

Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 67 (9057 total)
71 online now:
dwise1, Tangle (2 members, 69 visitors)
Newest Member: drlove
Post Volume: Total: 889,974 Year: 1,086/6,534 Month: 1,086/682 Week: 139/182 Day: 0/18 Hour: 0/0

Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Author Topic:   Evolution is antithetical to racism
Member (Idle past 1762 days)
Posts: 1909
From: MO
Joined: 06-06-2007

Message 76 of 238 (423379)
09-21-2007 4:08 PM
Reply to: Message 70 by Hyroglyphx
09-21-2007 1:55 PM

Race is not a genomic reality
All human beings can mate with one another, which is the surest way of knowing that they are related. We cannot mate with our supposed current ancestors, the chimpanzee. But what of the various simian kind? Isn't there a difference between homo habilis and homo erectus? Was one considered more or less evolved than the other? Is it possible that one race is more closely related to habilis, while the other is more closely related to erectus?

You are very confused.

First. By your own definition of "species" ("can mate with each other"), habilis and erectus would not be able to mate with sapiens, of any "race", because they are different species.

Second. "Race" is a social classification, not a biological one.

Genomic Research Vol. 12, Issue 6, 844-850, June 2002

Human populations differ one from another almost entirely in the varying proportions of the allelic genes of the various sets of hereditary factors, and not in the kinds of genes they contain.

Differences in allelic frequencies show the genetic diversity of a species. One species. Capiche?

Different kinds of alleles (aka genes) distinguish between species.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 70 by Hyroglyphx, posted 09-21-2007 1:55 PM Hyroglyphx has not yet responded

Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:

Copyright 2001-2018 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.0 Beta
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2022