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Re: comments on recent posts
Genetic variations in haemoglobin (such as sickle-cell haemoglobin and
haemoglobin C) and an enzyme deficiency of red blood cells apparently makes
those blood cells less prone to infection by malarial parasites and come
from environmental factors 1 in 400 Caucasiana in the Middle East
suffer from sickle cell problems
ref Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology - Oncology
----- Original Message -----
From: "John S. Quarterman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2000 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: comments on recent posts
> >Hello all, a few comments on some of the comments on the list. First,
> >recent genetic research indicates NO evidence other than what you can
> >see for the concept of "race".
> How do you explain sickel cell anemia, then?
> Nonetheless, it's difficult to find clear lines between races,
> and most attempts to do so have been for administrative purposes.
> For example, the classifications used by the U.S. census, if I recall
> correctly, are white, black, Asian, Native American, and hispanic.
> Hispanic is clearly neither a race nor founded on genetics, and the
> determining characteristic for census purposes is possession of an
> Hispanic surname.
> Such distinctions appear to me to be of less use in daily life.
> >All are brothers when you get
> >right down to it. We should act that way too.
> Has anybody objected to that point?
> >Drinking: at the risk of starting a skirmish here, Glenlivet (plain, no
> >ice, no soda) is without a doubt God's gift to man. Was it Socrates
> >that said, "Everything in moderation"? A good Kentucky Bourbon comes in
> >a close second.
> Real whiskey starts with Laphroaig and continues with Highland Park....
> (I'd better duck now.)
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