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

Dan Holzman holzman at panix.com
Wed Oct 2 18:32:03 EST 2002


In article <ZBKm9.5141$%P2.398830 at news20.bellglobal.com>,
Parse Tree <parsetree at hotmail.com> wrote:
>"Dan Holzman" <holzman at panix.com> wrote in message
>news:andh5v$1hm$1 at panix2.panix.com...
>> In article <Nypm9.3430$zz2.779420 at news20.bellglobal.com>,
>> Parse Tree <parsetree at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> >There's caucazoid, mongoloid and such.  And it certainly is biological.
>>
>> There is no scientific basis to those categories.  To the extent that
>> they were once presented as "biological," they have been debunked.
>
>Isn't that like essentially stating there is no biological basis for
>different skin colour and different facial structure?

The biological basis for different skin colour is the amount of
melanin in one's skin cells.  There is no melanin content, however,
above which one is "Black" and below which one is "White."  There are
"Black" people with lighter skin than mine.  There are "Black" people
with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Similarly, there is no metric for facial structure (or any other
biological feature) that can be used to accurately categorize people
into "races."



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