Notices
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: A question on race

  1. #1 A question on race 
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1
    Hi all,
    I'm in the middle of an AS level Biology project on the theories for the origins of the human race, but I have a slight problem. I'm not enteirly sure how to name the different human races. This article lists them as Negroids, Caucasoids, Mongoloids, Australian aboriginal peoples and southern African Bushmen. However, first off I'm not sure if 'Negroids' and 'southern African Bushmen' should be seperatly classified (I thought they were reletivly similar - correct me?) and I'm also not sure if these are the catagories that I should be using. I cannot find another list anywhere else so I cannot double check. Can anyone clear up the what the principle groups are, and what I should refer to them as?
    Thanks,
    Duskfalling


    Reply With Quote  
     

  2.  
     

  3. #2  
    Forum Cosmic Wizard paralith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    2,190
    Duskfalling, it's going to depend on how finely you want to subdivide all the different human populations. If you want to use the Caucasoid etc subdivisions then just stick with those. But keep in mind that people of African origin are more diverse than people of European origin - the !Kung San (bushmen) and the Hadza (an Ehtiopian hunter-gatherer group) are far more genetically dissimilar from each other than are the British and the French.

    If you PM me with an email address I can send you some very recent papers on studying race that you might find useful.


    Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.
    ~Jean-Paul Sartre
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #3 Re: A question on race 
    Forum Cosmic Wizard spuriousmonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    2,191
    Quote Originally Posted by Duskfalling
    Hi all,
    I'm in the middle of an AS level Biology project on the theories for the origins of the human race,
    Did you jump into a time machine and fastforwarded 150 years or so to ask this question?

    No current biology project would ask for theories on the origin of the human race.
    "Kill them all and let God sort them out."

    - Arnaud Amalric

    http://spuriousforums.com/index.php
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #4 Re: A question on race 
    Forum Cosmic Wizard paralith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    2,190
    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    Quote Originally Posted by Duskfalling
    Hi all,
    I'm in the middle of an AS level Biology project on the theories for the origins of the human race,
    Did you jump into a time machine and fastforwarded 150 years or so to ask this question?

    No current biology project would ask for theories on the origin of the human race.
    Well, apparently Duskfalling's project is an exception.
    Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.
    ~Jean-Paul Sartre
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #5  
    Forum Cosmic Wizard spuriousmonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    2,191
    Someone should be castrated for coming up with it then. A lobotomy probably wouldn't have an effect.
    "Kill them all and let God sort them out."

    - Arnaud Amalric

    http://spuriousforums.com/index.php
    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #6  
    WYSIWYG Moderator marnixR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Cardiff, Wales
    Posts
    5,810
    not if that someone has their brain in their penis
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
    Reply With Quote  
     

  8. #7  
    Forum Professor marcusclayman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    1,702
    to "i am greatest"
    there are more reasons to do a project than it being recent. By discovering the same old thing you learn how it was discovered in the first place, you learn the basics and develop the proper mindset to help others understand. Learning how to learn and learning how to share what you learn is far more dificult and usefull than learning recent data and theories. Recent data will become old data,

    Personal attacks removed. If you have something to say to another poster about their personal qualities or their manner of posting and not the actual content of their posts as it relates to the thread topic, do it in PM, not in the thread.
    Paralith

    the greatest discoveries are discovered over and over again

    I am sorry for not having anything productive to say, and will take this time to apologize before hand, for any further abuse of this thread that I have caused
    Dick, be Frank.

    Ambiguity Kills.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  9. #8  
    Forum Cosmic Wizard spuriousmonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    2,191
    Is this opening post fake?

    A means to enter some keywords into google?
    "Kill them all and let God sort them out."

    - Arnaud Amalric

    http://spuriousforums.com/index.php
    Reply With Quote  
     

Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •