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Q: Man-Kind ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: Man-Kind
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: wannaknowanswer-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 30 Oct 2004 06:41 PDT
Expires: 29 Nov 2004 05:41 PST
Question ID: 422060
What are the three main races on earth?
Subject: Re: Man-Kind
Answered By: kriswrite-ga on 30 Oct 2004 09:44 PDT
Hello wannaknowanswer~

Some people argue that there?s only one race: the human race. And, of
course, they're right; humans are all basically the same. However, in
the 19th century science pinpointed common differences in the
structure of humans and divided them into three races: African,
Caucasian, and oriental. (?The Gender Basis of the Three Races,? )


?three races? human
Subject: Re: Man-Kind
From: archae0pteryx-ga on 30 Oct 2004 12:21 PDT
It was Negroid, Mongoloid, and Caucasoid, I thought.  Also, as I
recall, the descripitive definitions of Negroid and Mongoloid were
fairly explicit in their characteristics, and Caucasoid was pretty
much "all other," including the peoples of India, Latin America, etc.

The actual meaning of these terms and the confusion inherent in
applying them (as well as the fact that for most purposes it is simply
an irrelevant datum) are among the reasons why I never refer to myself
as "Caucasian" and always decline to specify race on forms that
request it.  When there's a blank to fill in, I put "human."

Subject: Re: Man-Kind
From: archae0pteryx-ga on 29 Nov 2004 20:46 PST
asw, are you speaking of researcher Kriswrite?
Subject: Re: Man-Kind
From: asw-ga on 30 Nov 2004 07:08 PST
Even a $2.00 question does not deserve an answer with a link like
this: (?The Gender Basis of the Three Races,? ) The author of that web-site
is a luntic.  Decide for yourself.


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