Re: Race, intelligence, and anti-racist prejudice (Was: Genetic Evolution)

Kaa Byington (
Fri, 24 Feb 1995 09:07:51 GMT

Warren Sarle ( wrote:

: In article <>, (Kaa Byington) writes:
: |> ...
: |> as the Newsweek article points out, if you pick two "blacks" at random and
: |> test their DNA, you will probably find that their genes have less in
: |> common that do the genes of one of them with that of a random "white"
: |> person.

: That is mathematically impossible. The statement that within-group
: variation is greater than between-group variation means that the
: average difference between two individuals from the same group is
: greater than the average difference between group _means_, not
: between individuals from different groups.

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What it means is, you've f****d up your categories. There is no genetic
"black" group, and no genetic "white" group. They are cultural concepts
only. Garbage in, garbage out.