From my observations; the human race has already degenerated into several sub species. But it’s taboo to even suggest such a thing.
posted on 10/28/2007 9:37:47 AM PDT
Subspecies have distinct, unique characteristics. Human 'races' (if that is what you're getting at) don't have that, although some characteristics are more common in one group than the next. They closest you would get would be very small groups of people with genetic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, but then you would have to separate that very tiny group from its larger one ('race') and make it is own subspecies, which is not such a great idea, because people with cystic fibrosis (or other genetic diseases) would probably marry and have children with non-cystic fibrosis people, and their children would have a cystic fibrosis allele and a non-cystic fibrosis allele. Only if you sequestered (or quarantined) a group of pure cystic fibrosis carriers, would you create a group that might be considered a full-fledged subspecies--which could merge into the mainstream society and their subspecies disappear (as other freepers here have posted, it's about segregation; if you segregate a population, they could eventually turn into a subspecies or another species. Without segregation that is not probably going to happen).
It isn't just because it's non-PC (which it is) to make that suggestion, it's also an irrational suggestion not based on scientific observation and research.
posted on 10/28/2007 11:04:33 AM PDT
by Jedi Master Pikachu
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Why would splitting into subspecies be a degeneration? Wouldn’t it merely be increased biological diversity to occupy several ecological niches, thus increasing the robustness of humanity as a whole? And isn’t the whole idea rather silly?
posted on 10/28/2007 8:48:32 PM PDT
(Kicking and Screaming into the Kingdom of Heaven.)
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