Re: Races of Man (was Re: Tolkien and the ruin of Fantasy)

Rob Hobbs (
Mon, 4 Nov 1996 18:16:25 GMT

Once upon a time, said...
>Douglas Tricarico <> wrote:
>>Okay, I went and looked this info up, since it was bothering me.
>>There are nine historic races of man, give or take a few (the experts
>>seem to be "discussing" it).
>Just remember that these races do NOT correspond to genetic boundaries
>of any significance. They are based on a few salient physical
>characteristics. Around 90% of human genetic diversity is
>intra-*communal*, and most of the rest is intra-regional.

I'm not sure what those big words mean "intra-*communal*" but it sounds like
your saying what I read in some science news the other day. That being, that
there is no major genetic difference between one "race" and another. All the
difference are minor and superficial.

Have a good one...