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

Douglas Tricarico (
6 Nov 1996 20:34:11 GMT

In <> (Rob Hobbs) writes:
>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
>>>seem to be "discussing" it).
>>Just remember that these races do NOT correspond to genetic
>>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...

All races are virtually identical on the level of DNA... I was posting
on the thread of what the traditional races were called.