Phil Nicholls (
2 Feb 1995 01:41:41 GMT

In article <3gp0bt$>,
<> wrote:
> (Phil Nicholls) wrote:

>Fine. Two points. First, you're dead wrong about the nature of the
>category of "blacks". I think you're taking out-of-date
>"scientific" approaches to race, and projecting their errors onto
>society in general. Second, whether the category of "black" is
>useful to biologists is irrelevant. Society is not trying to help
>biologists, but is trying to deal with day to day realities.

It appears I may have misunderstood the point you are trying to raise.
Yes, race is real. It is not meaningful biologically but is still a
real sociological and historical concept.

Is this your position also?

Philip "Chris" Nicholls Department of Anthropology
Institute for Hydrohominoid Studies SUNY Albany
University of Ediacara
"Semper Alouatta"