Reply to post: Re: Many mysteries

Dear humans, We thought it was time we looked through YOUR source code. We found a mystery ancestor. Signed, the computers

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Re: Many mysteries

"But we don't consider Dogs & Wolves to be the same "race" but they can interbreed too... No?"

The genetic variation of dogs and wolves is much greater than for humans.

Also, you missed my point. I did specifically refer to population isolation. Neanderthals and Denisovans were genetically distinct populations even though they could interbreed. We can call them races if you like. But we're only about 2% Neanderthal, so that doesn't even start to apply. The current human race is much less genetically varied than the total of Sap. + Neanderthals + Denisovans.

Which is why these things are so difficult to identify.

One of the interesting things about racism is the way it focusses on skin colour but not hair colour.

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