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Race and science

September 17, 2013

The topic of race or racism enters into our discussions and public rhetoric on a regular basis, but science has largely discredited the concept of rac....

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MrShaman

Sep-17-13 5:11 AM

Hmmmmm..."interbreed"??

Webster says...

interbreed/crossbreed: to make two different kinds of animal breed together.

I'm guessing you're a Rick Santorum-fan, Mr. Underwood....correct??

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MrShaman

Sep-17-13 5:16 AM

"Did you ever pit a white guy against a black guy in basketball. They're both humans, but one can't jump and the other can.

That's not racist. That's fact.

Of course the races are different Mr Underwear, and to say that isn't true is either delusional or a flat out lie." - Francine

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....And, you're saying what...that we're fortunate they're so easily-identifiable??

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gavinf56

Sep-17-13 5:18 AM

Good letter Phil.

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CarlHiller

Sep-17-13 6:05 AM

"The word 'racism' is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything - and demanding evidence makes you a 'racist.'" Thomas Sowell Continually bringing racism into everything does absolutely nothing to stop racism, it only serves to make it grow more pronounced. We need to quit talking about racism and learn to live as Dr King stated "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."

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Garben78

Sep-17-13 6:07 AM

He or she need not be white purple black or green it's their everyday actions and morals and personalities and character that build a person

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Capricorn1

Sep-17-13 6:46 AM

"If we put ourselves into the shoes of racists who seek to sabotage black upward mobility, we couldn't develop a more effective agenda than that followed by civil rights organizations, black politicians, academics, liberals and the news media." Walter E Williams, Professor of Economics at George Mason University

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enigma

Sep-17-13 8:54 AM

Sham the racist is at it again and this time he's perverting the dictionary, using the definition of a synonym rather than the actual definition.

Race is not a scientific term, it is a term made up by people who wanted a reason to discriminate. Sham and many others embrace the false construct in order to be able to use it in arguments, because they lack the mental capacity to argue any subject on it's merits. But as long as Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and their ilk can get away with keeping racism alive, they will. Racists, black or white should be ostracized, until they give up their racism.

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underwood

Sep-17-13 9:14 AM

"It’s time for us to judge people by the content of their character, not the color of their skin as Doctor King envisioned and let the race concept die."

The above was at the end of my original LTE.

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underwood

Sep-17-13 9:18 AM

“Did you ever pit a white guy against a black guy in basketball? They're both humans, but one can't jump and the other can.”

Tall guys are better at basketball too. Does that make them a separate race Francine?

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SteelerFan

Sep-17-13 10:20 AM

Wow, I learned something. We are all descended from Africa. (hint of sarcasm)

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underwood

Sep-17-13 10:34 AM

Steelerfan, you have every right to not believe science that disagrees with your pre-conceived notions, but science is science regardless of your disagreement.

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MrShaman

Sep-17-13 10:34 AM

"If we put ourselves into the shoes of racists who seek to sabotage black upward mobility, we couldn't develop a more effective agenda than that followed by civil rights organizations, black politicians, academics, liberals and the news media." Walter E Williams, Professor of Economics at George Mason University

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Gee...how "surprising"....

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See:

Young America's Foundation | Right Wing Watch

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"YAF's "Conservative Speakers Program" helps students bring controversial right-wing speakers to college campuses; Ann Coulter, Alabama's Judge Roy Moore, Ward Connerly, Phyllis Schlafly, Ralph Reed, Christina Hoff Sommers, Dinesh D'Souza, David Horowitz, Oliver North, Edwin Meese III, Dan Quayle, Robert Novak, Patrick Buchanan, Jack Kemp, Newt Gingrich, Rep. Steve Largent, WALTER WILLIAMS, Bay Buchanan, Bob Barr, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Michael Medved, Ben Stein and Kenneth Starr."

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MrShaman

Sep-17-13 10:37 AM

"Sham the racist is at it again and this time he's perverting the dictionary, using the definition of a synonym rather than the actual definition." - enigma

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Have AT IT, Goober!!!! (Careful! You might run-into some "big" words!!)

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See:

Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online

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MrShaman

Sep-17-13 10:41 AM

Wow, I learned something. We are all descended from Africa. (hint of sarcasm)" - SteelerFan

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...And, you can DISprove that????

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Here's another "wow", for you!!!

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See:

Betty Bowers Explains Traditional Marriage to Everyone Else - YouTube

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enigma

Sep-17-13 11:00 AM

Sham,"See:Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online"

Do you know the difference between a dictionary and a thesaurus? Obviously not. Let me educate you if that is even possible. A dictionary gives the meaning of a word, while a thesaurus gives synonyms. A synonym is a word with a similar meaning, not the same meaning, you moron. Look that one up in your Merriam-Webster dictionary. In this case you can also use the thesaurus as most of the synonyms also apply.

P.S. Being such a devoted dictionary user, I'm surprised that you would call me a peanut.

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SteelerFan

Sep-17-13 11:12 AM

Phil, I usually agree with you. But your notions are preconceived also. You have no better idea that we came from Africa than anywhere else. I guess you'd have to be there.

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SteelerFan

Sep-17-13 11:13 AM

Sham: '...And, you can DISprove that????'

And, you can PROVE it Skippy.

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Capricorn1

Sep-17-13 11:36 AM

"If we put ourselves into the shoes of racists who seek to sabotage black upward mobility, we couldn't develop a more effective agenda than that followed by civil rights organizations, black politicians, academics, liberals and the news media." Walter E Williams, Professor of Economics at George Mason University -Capricorn

Gee...how "surprising".... Shaman

What's surprising? The fact that he is a conservative or the fact that he is a black educator that had the courage to take off racist blinders and speak bluntly about the true problems in the black community? Liberals don't like his article "Black Self-Sabotage" because it makes them face the real issues and not place everything under the racism umbrella. Until liberals address the real issues, they are only keeping the black communities from advancing in society. And what a shame, we have a black president that bangs the racist drum instead of using the opportunity to make real change.

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MrShaman

Sep-17-13 12:40 PM

"If we put ourselves into the shoes of racists who seek to sabotage black upward mobility, we couldn't develop a more effective agenda than that followed by civil rights organizations, black politicians, academics, liberals and the news media." Walter E Williams, Professor of Economics at George Mason University -Capricorn

Gee...how "surprising".... Shaman

What's surprising? The fact that he is a conservative or the fact that he is a black educator that had the courage to take off racist blinders and speak bluntly about the true problems in the black community?" - Capricorn1

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Any Black-person who feels they "need" to be "sanctioned" by that racist-pig, Porky Limbaugh, is nothing-more than a garden-variety opportunist.

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MrShaman

Sep-17-13 12:42 PM

Sham,"See:Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online"

Do you know the difference between a dictionary and a thesaurus? Obviously not." - enigma

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This is the best distraction you could manage??

Weak, Skippy, weak....

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MrShaman

Sep-17-13 12:46 PM

Phil, I usually agree with you. But your notions are preconceived also. You have no better idea that we came from Africa than anywhere else." - SteelerFan

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You KNOW where there are OLDER humanoid-fossils?????

Where?

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enigma

Sep-17-13 12:49 PM

Sham,"This is the best distraction you could manage??"

You're right for a change Sham. I shouldn't allow your foolishness to distract me. My apologies to the others on the thread who are trying to have an intelligent conversation despite your idiotic interruptions.

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Capricorn1

Sep-17-13 12:55 PM

Any Black-person who feels they "need" to be "sanctioned" by that racist-pig, Porky Limbaugh, is nothing-more than a garden-variety opportunist. Shaman

Shaman, care to tell how Mr. Williams is wrong in his article Black Self-Sabotage?

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SteelerFan

Sep-17-13 1:11 PM

Sham: 'You KNOW where there are OLDER humanoid-fossils?????

Where?'

So, they've all been discovered huh? How would YOU know that?

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Garben78

Sep-17-13 1:16 PM

Shameless shaman truly proof your family tree doesn't branch I'd say your dad must of shot a load of sperm in to a flower pot because you surely are a blooming idiot

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