David A. Johns (
3 Feb 1995 09:35:19 GMT

In article <3gs786$> (M) writes:

# Becuase our classificantion schemes based on characteristics have
# not done well does not mean that race makes no biological sense.
# It could just be that , so far, we have not come up with the
# right characteristeics. It could be that a more "biological"
# approach (focused on genes and gene products, say) could produce
# a meaningful, biological framework for race. Because we dont
# have it now, does not mean that it does not exist.

But if "race" is nothing but a crude heuristic for more meaningful
biological entities, once we've gained access to those entities, race
will no longer be useful.

David Johns