Martin Hutchison (
21 Feb 1995 08:32 MST

In article <3iajon$>, (S. LaBonne) writes...
In article <>,
Martin Hutchison <> wrote:

> _Populations_ are real, but their boundaries are exceedingly fuzzy.
> Their division into "races" is highly arbitrary. (If you don't think
> so, try to make a comprehensive list of the "races", then go to the
> library and look up all the other lists that have been compiled over
> the years.)
>Why can't the list be useful instead of comprehensive?
>And just because sets overlap does not mean that sets do not exist or are not

Useful for what purpose? To ensure that you will always
have somebody to feel superior to? That's your problem, and
certainly is no concern of science.
It can be useful in deciding how to spend resources.
So, what's your point? Do you still feel the same way about overlapping sets,
that they are useless for anything?