Re: What Are the Race Deniers Denying?

Bob Whitaker (
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 19:21:09 -0500

Laura Finsten wrote:
> Bob Whitaker <> wrote:
> >Laura Finsten wrote:
> >> Would you like to discuss the evidence that human "races" are (or are not)
> >> monophyletic, Mr. Whit? Or compare heterozygosity and mtDNA maximum
> >> divergence among human "races" and among subspecies of other primates?
> > Nobody's impressed. Are you going to start signing your stuff,
> >"PhD" now?
> I thought not.
> No, and I have never "bragged" about having a PhD, Mr. Whit. If you care
> to do a Dejanews search, you'll find that I have mentioned it in only in the
> context of some jokes about pizza. Some people got the double meaning when
> I talked about my pizza homing device with the acronym PhD, and some didn't.
> I've been flamed for incompetence and ignorance, and never once trotted out
> my degrees as a defence, unlike you. Unlike you, as well, I let my posts
> stand on the quality of my arguments. But you don't have that option.
> "If I can't dance.....I don't want to be part of your revolution."
> Emma Goldman

I never accused you of "bragging" about your PhD.
I never trotted out my degrees. As you well know, I made fun of a
guy who had PhD after his name, and your crowd got terribly upset at the
very concept i would have such a thing.
I've made the latter point every time you people have said this,
but of course I'll have to repeat it for each of you.