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

Todd D. Ellner (
4 Nov 1996 11:53:13 -0800

>>Douglas Tricarico <> wrote:
>>>There are nine historic races of man, give or take a few (the experts
>>>seem to be "discussing" it).

Actually, they stopped "discussing" it a few decades ago. The genetic
differences between human communities are much smaller than the
variation within communities. The physical anthropolgists gave up on
"race" as a scientific concept among human beings and have never looked

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