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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-01-09 11:38 PM
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82. The question isn't meaningless...
It's meaning lies in the way it addresses the heading from your other post, where you claim that better than saying "DNA proves race does not exist" would be to say "classical racial categories do not exist".

As I read that, you are asserting that non-classical racial categories *do* exist. Otherwise there is no distinction between the OP and your position.

??

Starting with the impression that there is a difference between your position and the OP you get a different take-away than reading it after your more detailed explanation: "Sub-Saharan Africans are a good example. A West African looks a lot different than an East African, and both look different than Bushmen of southern Africa, and all three are quite distinct genetically. The East Africans drove the racialist physical anthropologists of 100 years ago crazy because their skull proportions were very similar to those of "white" people. Human populations have not been isolated long enough for human genetic diversity to "congeal" into distinct populations with definite boundaries, making racial "boundaries" drawn on a map completely arbitrary and more often than not based on stereotyped physical features that may not be useful form a population genetics standpoint."

So what is the difference between "race" and "classical racial categories"? That still isn't clear.
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