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Akhilesh Pillalamarri <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > They should really create a better
> > classification system, though scientifically race is
> > non-existant.

To say that race is scientifically nonexistent is an overstatement.
It's true that genetically, race is a vanishingly minor factor compared to
other commonalities, but there are still genetic patterns that follow
tradiitonal "racial" lines (e.g. traits that occur almost exclusively in a given
race), and there's also more to the category than genetics.  A very recent
issue of _Scientific_American_ had a good exploration of the topic.

-Mark