Re: Definition of Race

Robert W Murphree (
27 Jan 1995 23:48:01 GMT

1) I am not an anthropologist or anthropology student

2) there are many interesting articles in the november 1994 issue of
Discover magazine on race. The entire issue is about the science of
race. It explains clearly and succinctly why most scientists believe
that race is not a useful biological category.

3) if anyone in anthropology, psychology, or biology would care to
comment on the contents of the discover issue above, I would be
most appreciative. I found the articles most informative and I feel
that I learned alot about the science aspect of race.

4) It seems to me that race is mostly a social category, not a biological
one, in case anyone is wondering.