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Genetics From genes to memes. The scientific study of heredity.

 
 
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:53 PM
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Default Race Isn't Real

Race does not exist according to genetics and anthropology.

http://www.aaanet.org/stmts/racepp.htm

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In the United States both scholars and the general public have been conditioned to viewing human races as natural and separate divisions within the human species based on visible physical differences. With the vast expansion of scientific knowledge in this century, however, it has become clear that human populations are not unambiguous, clearly demarcated, biologically distinct groups. Evidence from the analysis of genetics (e.g., DNA) indicates that most physical variation, about 94%, lies within so-called racial groups. Conventional geographic "racial" groupings differ from one another only in about 6% of their genes. This means that there is greater variation within "racial" groups than between them
Science has proven there is more genetic variance among people within a given race then there is between different races. Given this fact why do a minority of people insist on placing more importance upon genetic differences between races than is warranted?

The most genetic variation among humans is in sub-saharan Africa.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_genetic_variation

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A 10-year study published in 2009 analyzed the patterns of variation at 1,327 DNA markers of 121 African populations, 4 African American populations, and 60 non-African populations.[26][27] The research showed that there is more human genetic diversity in Africa than anywhere else on Earth.
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