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Hello? Skin colour differences don’t make humans different inside?

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Whodathunkit? From Yasmin Tayag at Inverse:

Those long-held racist assumptions based on skin color have been scientifically proven wrong, according to a groundbreaking new study in the journal Science published on Thursday.

With their observations, the team of geneticists led by the University of Pennsylvania’s Sarah Tishkoff, Ph.D., tear down that notion by discrediting the idea that race has any biological roots. (The paper is titled “Loci associated with skin pigmentation identified in African populations.”)

The researchers identified the genes linked to the diversity of human skin color and when and where those genes emerged. More.

<em>Teapot</em> Cobalt Blue That the light-skin genes originated in Africa is useful to know. But it’s worth keeping in mind that racism only came to seem “scientific” anyway when it had the backing of Darwinian naturalism

See also: The alt right, Donald Trump, and – oddly enough – Darwin. Anyone not committed to Darwinian survival of the fittest cannot be ‘alt right’.


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Robert Jastrow
"For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountain of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries."
And He has made all nations of men of one blood to dwell on all the face of the earth, ordaining fore-appointed seasons and boundaries of their dwelling. —Acts 17:26; MKJV

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