Human races exist

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Assuming we accept this hypothesis what is the practical point here? How should this inform our decisions in real time? How do you suggest we use this information going forward? Is there some particular change in policy or attitude you are hoping to achieve?
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why is it a race and not a "noun: breed" a sort or kind of person or thing.
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no u
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This goes beyond the scope of this thread, but if human races do exist, then we can begin to cluster people into different ability categories, so as to give them the maximum chance in life. For example, a race with an average low I.Q. doesn't belong in high I.Q. professions, such as law or university research. However, that same race may excel is visio-spatial awareness, and thus would do much better on a sporting field. Treating low I.Q. groups with the same standards as average or high I.Q. groups, leads to the low I.Q. group being miserable and shut-off from society, or if affirmative action is in effect, totally incompetent.

We could also begin to deal with the fact that racial in-group bias is far stronger than any other factor, in regards to things like voting patterns and friendship. But, again, this goes beyond the scope of this thread.
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I disagree. You cannot pigeonhole people with averages like that. I don't know what you mean by low IQ races but if even one exceptional individual has the potential to add something to scientific knowledge or the public discourse we owe it to ourselves as the human race (a fare more important distinction than this orvthatsubspecies of human) to encourage them to improve our policies or find a cure to a disease or invent a paradigm shifting theory or machine. In the same way most members of races you may consider high IQ race will probably not be gifted scientists and we should accept them for what they end up being.

If your goal is the improvement of human quality of life limiting a person's education or opportunities based on their "race" is counterproductive. Is that not your goal?
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And the doofus pulls out his caste system.

Einstein was a "slow" pupil. By this hitler like idea, Einstein would have been restricted from learning physics.

What a moron.
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Again, this really goes beyond the scope of this thread. All I wanted to do was show that human races exist, and it seems like you agree with that, and therefore there isn't anything to discuss with you, in this thread.

If you want to discuss the implications of races existing, you're welcome to make another thread.
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Again, this really goes beyond the scope of this thread. 
Your putrid racism goes beyond the scope of this thread? Really?

Obviously my mom doesn't. So talk about her a little more. Racists who are ashamed of being racist are funny. The dissonance must drive you nuts. Though racists are nuts already.

All I wanted to do was show that human races exist,...
Captain Obvious just wanted to do a public service post. Lol. Sorry jasper, your ulterior motives were exposed.

Then you turned out to be a sleazy jerk too. Am I lucky or what?
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@Analgesic.Spectre
A.Spec. wrote:
For example, a race with an average low I.Q. doesn't belong in high I.Q. professions, such as law or university research. However, that same race may excel is visio-spatial awareness, and thus would do much better on a sporting field.
As you are not a racist, I am sure what you meant to say was

"For example, an individual with a low I.Q. doesn't belong in high I.Q. professions, such as law or university research. However, that same individual may excel is visio-spatial awareness, and thus would do much better on a sporting field - the 'average' of their so-called race is irrelevant."

You would probably go on to say that "The difference in racial averages is real and measurable, but is small compared to the differences within a race and appears to be largely the result of social conditions rather than genetics.  Hence for people to achieve their potential it behoves society to treat people as individuals, not as clones of their outdated racial stereotypes."

I'm almost sure that is what you meant to say. NOT!










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As you are not a racist
Read this: 
I'm almost sure that is what you meant to say. NOT!
Verr nyce, Borat.

Now stop derailing my thread.


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I did read it.   Did you read this:

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Yep so "being white" is the same as "Hitler enabling mass genocide of Jews", when it comes to "racism".

Stating that Blacks have, on average, lower I.Q. than whites, is the same as saying all Blacks must be permanent slaves on the cotton fields.

Stating that Blacks are higher represented in the NBA when compared with Whites, is the same as saying that all White basketball player's should be lined up and shot.

Stating that someone is White, is the same as flying planes into buildings.

These things are all "racist".

No, that's great.

Really.

Please keep using that crystal clear term.
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Now you've done it. Little Adolph is mad. Our benevolent racist will now pull a righteously angry Kavenaugh.

He doesn't hate blacks, he just thinks they should be relegated to a sports career at birth because that is where they can reach their greatest potential.
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@Analgesic.Spectre
If you aren't a racist you need to think about why come you come across as one.

When you write that certain races shouldn't be in certain professions on the basis of dubious average IQ data then you look like a racist, not just to me but to anyone who reads it.

Should I give you the benefit of the doubt and put it down to your writing style?   I wish I could.




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I do not agree with your conclusion and even less with you proposed policy.
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Your attitude toward "race" is bad for your race which is human.
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If you aren't a racist
Read, but this time, try to comprehend: https://www.debateart.com/forum/topics/174

When you write that certain races shouldn't be in certain professions on the basis of dubious average IQ data then you look like a racist, not just to me but to anyone who reads it.

Should I give you the benefit of the doubt and put it down to your writing style?   I wish I could.
Should you stop derailing this thread? I wish you would.
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I'm not going to respond to further thread derailments. If you wish to discuss the implications of race, make a different thread.

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Melanin is not a race.

Races based on one phenotype are meaningless classifications.
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Melanin is not a race.
Strawman.

I never argued that melanin is race.

Races based on one phenotype are meaningless classifications.
Instead of littering this thread with bare assertions, why don't you address the data and conclusions I provided?


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How about you stop littering the science forums with subjective opinions like "sufficient"

Cause that's what your whole op boils down to, an opinion using the word "sufficient"

When you start with an opinion, the data doesn't matter because you are simply demonstrating predictable confirmation bias. There is nothing objective about "race"

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>When you start with an opinion, the data doesn't matter because you are simply demonstrating predictable confirmation bias. There is nothing objective about "race"
>When you start with an opinion, the data doesn't matter
>the data doesn't matter

That summarises your position. 
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No real scientist is going to read past the word "sufficient"

It's clearly an opinion piece at that point.
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And the reason for stating that opinion is bogus too.
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Widespread belief in the claim that human races don't exist will one day be looked upon as a weird mass insanity comparable to the Alsatian dancing sickness or Salem witch trials.

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As "human races" is a subjectively set up thing, I don't care if someone thinks it applies. What is more important is why a person points this out. And as we see, the OP has a racist reason for the assertion.

But no matter how history will judge human races, treating it as anything more than a subjective classification is not logical.
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Race is as objective as color itself, being a general descriptor of ethnic origin that operates on weighted gradients. The term 'subjective' doesn't apply to anything that exists on a gradient, it applies to something which depends on the subject rather than the object for value (exists in the mind of the subject rather than in the object itself). Which race isn't, it's literally a quality of the object being discussed. I can't say 'I'm an Australian Aborigine', or 'Denzel Washington is Chinese' and then claim that race is subjective so my personal opinion is valid. That's what the world 'subjective' means. Whether someone is nice or not is subjective. Weather they are Polynesian or not is objective. Sure, they may be half Polynesian, but they are objectively half Polynesian.
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Sen. Warren is of the Native American race, Your argument is invalid.

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Nobody can say they are any one race, because no pure races exist. You could say you are similar to a non-existent race if you wanted to be technical and also subjective.
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Widespread belief in the claim that human races don't exist will one day be looked upon as a weird mass insanity comparable to the Alsatian dancing sickness or Salem witch trials.
If people wanted to they could say there are four races of human, A, B, AB and O.    It is no more logical to discriminate on skin colour genes than on blood group genes - but we can't see blood groups.   The mass insanity is our tendency to focus on trivial but conspicuous differences which blind us to the fact that there is more variation within a 'race' than there is between races.

One day we will look back and wonder why we thought race mattered.