Re: There are races

Nicholas Rosen (
10 Jan 1997 14:52:45 GMT

David (104751.452@CompuServe.COM) wrote:

: The distinction "mental" (or
: "psychological") vs. "physical" is just semantics. Noting that a
: gene pool is more prone to crime is no different than noting
: that the same group has a darker skin or hair.

One may legitimately note that a certain ethnic group is more prone to
crime than some other group, but this does not establish that the cause
is genetic. It might be, but it might also be a matter of upbringing,
opportunities and barriers in society, etc. Black Americans, to take
one example commit crimes at a higher rate than they did forty years ago,
but their gene pool has not changed much in the interim.

Nicholas Rosen

Standard disclaimers apply. I'm not speaking for Boston University. Look,
when our esteemed Chancellor has an opinion on something, he doesn't need
me to express it for him.