Re: What Are the Race Deniers Denying?

Dene Bebbington (
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 23:05:03 +0000

Bob Whitaker <> wrote:
>Ron Kephart wrote:
>> () wrote:
>> > Now if you'll just tell me what you mean by "meaningful," you'll have
>> > answered the original question, "What are the race deniers denying?"
>> By "biologically meaningful" I meant genetically determined traits
>> which cluster together within a given population and which do not
>> occur in other populations. Let's say that all humans with very light-brown
>> skin, blue eyes, and straight blonde hair also had type O blood, and
>> they all happened to live on Iceland. Let's say further that they
>> had lived there for maybe 10,000 years with no gene flow between them
>> and any other human population. Maybe you could make a good case for
>> this being a "race"; what do the real biologists think?
> Good God, man, don't be such an intellectual slave!

Actually Bob, if you'd have put your brain into gear before typing, you
would have noticed that he was actually asking a question.

> Under French and other European law, if a person merely says races
>are really different, they face five years in prison and a sixty
>thousand dollar fine. This is enforced.

Huh. And the evidence for this assertion is?

Lets see, Christopher Brand author of "The g factor" says races are
innately different, as does Richard Lynn, they both live in Europe - so
have they been locked up for 5 years and fined 60,000 dollars (or maybe
Ecu's would be more appropriate for the non-US centric readers of this


Dene Bebbington

"... after all, who'd notice another madman around here?!"