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I agree (I've reiterated this in earlier posts).

My point is, your original quote of a racism definition doesn't account for superiority in different fields by different races, only universal superiority.
Well, I was suggesting as a way of example that all races are exactly similar except in skin pigmentation.

Also, the definition can account for all the discrepancies between races, but you would need a collosal, unintelligible calculation to find out which race finally ends up being superior.
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but you would need a collosal, unintelligible calculation to find out which race finally ends up being superior.
The one that survives of course! The other "races" that are inferior would have died out...
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The one that survives of course! The other "races" that are inferior would have died out...
That applies more to species, rather than race, surely?
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The one that survives of course! The other "races" that are inferior would have died out...
I thought I should say that by being i meant 'as' rahter than 'in the future', but actually both kind of equate to the same thing
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That applies more to species, rather than race, surely?
Maybe, but what is race? Define that
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Maybe, but what is race? Define that
The terms are muddied, however it means a genealogical line within a species.
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The terms are muddied, however it means a genealogical line within a species.
That would mean it would be possible for a race to be extinct...
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That would mean it would be possible for a race to be extinct...
Yes. Ignore my earlier wonderment.
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Yes. Ignore my earlier wonderment.
Earlier wonderement ignored...
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1) Your argument doesn't take into account "superiority".

2) I wouldn't call reaction to the strength of the Sun, a character trait.
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1) Your argument doesn't take into account "superiority".

2) I wouldn't call reaction to the strength of the Sun, a character trait.

We've already been over this, read through the thread again.
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We've already been over this, read through the thread again.
Can't be arsed.
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this is off topic but it only requires one answer how often are you on here bigcnee coz i remember you joining aout the same time as me and your posts number is flying v high!!!
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this is off topic but it only requires one answer how often are you on here bigcnee coz i remember you joining aout the same time as me and your posts number is flying v high!!!
He joined in June...You in december...
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He joined in June...You in december...
ok but when i joined i assumed he did around the same time because his post number was low then
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ok but when i joined i assumed he did around the same time because his post number was low then
He had about 1400 post count? When you joined? I'm pretty sure that was the figure
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I blame improved Net access and general laziness.
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back to this race thing........ how would you explain intelligence etc in different races, eg the idea that Asian/Chinese are better at maths?
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back to this race thing........ how would you explain intelligence etc in different races, eg the idea that Asian/Chinese are better at maths?
Without having any information about IQ (broken down into maths, literary, spatial etc), by race, it's rather difficult to say.

An IQ test wouldn't be an entirely fair measure though. You'd have to make a sample of a population take exactly the same test for X amount of races. How can you though, without translating it? After translation, the tests wouldn't have explicitly the same meaning, and wouldn't be identical to one another making the information void.

I suppose though, considering there are physical differences between race, in stands to reason there are races who on average have a higher IQ, just as there are races who on average can run 100m faster than others.
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