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Thread: Abandon the concept of race.

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    Default Abandon the concept of race.

    As a human, it is thoroughly ridiculous for me to even countenance the idea of race.

    If a family of Giraffes or (Jupiter forbid) Penguins decided to move in next door, I may be a bit peeved.

    I hold a firmly strong Darwinist approach to all things in life. Therefore, in my mind, all humans are of the same species. In terms of human taxonomy, there is no difference.

    Prior to the current scientific classification of humans, philosophers and scientists have made various attempts to classify humans. They offered various definitions of the human being and various schemes for classifying types of humans. Biologists once classified races as subspecies, but today scientists question even the concept of race itself. Certain issues in human taxonomy remain topics of debate today.
    Human taxonomy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I'd be pretty sure that if one were to ask any cardiovascular surgeon, neurosurgeon or cosmetic surgeon if they ever came across a case where there was a taxonomical difference, the answer would be a definitive no.

    The reason why the concept of race is still so prevalent today is due to several factors, but mainly ignorance.

    It is a bedrock of hate. It is a mover of politics. And it is a trough of feeding for destruction.

    It also causes humanity to completely miss the fcking boat. The question is not 'where are you from', but 'what do you think'. And the debate should always be about what we think.

    So, I submit that the concept of race is both biologically wrong and morally wrong.
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    "There are no races, only clines" - Frank Livingstone

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    Abandon race? But Evoting, what would some folk have left to feel superior about?

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    But then who would I argue with on p.ie?
    Repeal the 27th.

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    The very concept of race has been abandoned by mainstream science long ago. But be sure not to confuse ethnicity with notions of race, the two are often conflated.

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    What's your issues with penguins? Speciesist!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    The very concept of race has been abandoned by mainstream science long ago.
    Yep. I made that fairly clear in the OP.


    But be sure not to confuse ethnicity with notions of race, the two are often conflated.
    Why did you write that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
    But then who would I argue with on p.ie?
    Sane(r) people?
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    When people speak of race what they are most often referencing (disparaging) are cultural traditions. I don't see that changing anytime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibis View Post
    Sane(r) people?
    But it's hard to argue with reasonable people...
    Repeal the 27th.

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