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 race
), but the genes responsible for the hereditary differences between the traditional races are extremely few when compared with the vast number of genes common to all human beings regardless of the race to which they belong.
The nature of genetic variation in human beings indicates there has been a common evolution for all races and that racial differentiation occurred relatively late in the history of
The differences that have historically determined the classification into races are predominantly physical aspects of appearance that are generally hereditary.
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 Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization
Deniker, in 1900, presented to the world a very imposing system of race classification.
By 1873, Haeckel had found no less than twelve distinct races of mankind; and to show the indefatigable nature of his researches, he annexed twenty-two more races a few years later, bringing the grand total of human types up to thirty-four.
The late Professor George A. Dorsey noted that "H. Wells' heart beats faster in nearly every chapter of his Outline of History, because he cannot forget that he is Nordic, Aryan, English British, white, civilized." ( Why We Behave Like Human Beings, p.
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 English plural - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Generally, plurals refer to several species or kinds of animal, while the unmarked plural is used to describe multiple individual animals; one would say the order [classification] of fishes, but five fish in an aquarium.
Tolkien popularised dwarves; he intended the changed spelling to differentiate the "dwarf" race in his novels from the cuter and simpler beings common in fairy tales, but it has since spread.
Multiple dwarf stars, or non-mythological short human beings, however, are dwarfs.
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 ipedia.com: Race Article
This late origin for the English and French terms is consistent with the thesis that the concept of "race" as defining a very small number of groups of human beings based on lineage dates from the time of Columbus.
Here the problem arises of distinguishing black Africans as a racial group; it doesn't work because it is a paraphyletic classification – that is, to take black Africans as a racial group, the group by definition includes every living person on Earth because everyone is descended from this group.
In this usage, race serves to group members of a species that have, for a period of time, become geographically or genetically isolated from other members of that species, and as a result have diverged genetically and developed certain shared characteristics that differentiate them from the others.
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