Science under PC pressure, had to change it's cataloging schema for humans and human races, so radical elements don't have a cow, due to being fed misinformation.
Can you back this claim up with a link or reference, HBond
I don’t think it's true
There have certainly been great changes in the scientific consensus of the biological significance of human races in the past few centuries, including assertions that some races were distinct subspecies of H Sapiens or even species of Homo. Some of these views were politically very damaging, for example, the view promoted by the German government in the 1930s and ‘40s that all people with “Jewish blood” were a detriment to human society, leading to the attempted genocide of all such people known as the Holocaust
Since the discovery of DNA and techniques to effectively analyze it, though, I know of no credible science that regards the living human races to be genetically significant enough to be considered subspecies.
Taxonomologically, the races
of human are about as distinct as the breeds
of domestic dog. Genetic analysis supports these taxonomies.
One might be tempted to conclude day anthropological science has reduced the number of classifications of individual humans by abandoning traditional races, but one could also conclude that it has greatly increased them by genetic genealogy
, using the presence of groups of and individual genes to determine the ancestry of individual people. Scientific studies of genes in living human populations have given an unprecedentedly detailed and accurate history of the migration and intermingling of humans over time scales from the deeply prehistoric (around 100000 years ago) to the recent (10 of fewer years ago). In addition to and complementing this, genetic ancestry testing purchased by people interested in their own ancestry has been and continues to be growingly popular and affordable, with about 3,500,000 people now atDNA SNP tested, the results summarized for the customer and kept by the testing companies (the largest Ancestry.com and 23andMe.com).
An interesting, though more sociological than biological, data from these genetic ancestry studies is a mapping of self-reported race/ethnicity with genetic analysis results. For example, the Genographic Project
, started in 2005 by the US National Geographic society, showed that many people are not actually descenced from the populations they believe they were.
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Picture if science decided, that instead of 12000 species of grass, we will make the cataloging of grass consistent with how PC wishes science catalog humans.
You’re making a taxonomological
error, HBond, confusing a family
) with a species
, or modern humans).
H. Sapiens is in the Hominidae, or great ape, family, along with 7 other living species including orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos The Poaceae family has about 12000 living species, including wheat, rice, corn, bamboo, cane, lawn grass and various wild and ornamental grasses.
is an informal taxomological rank, below subspecies.
H. Sapiens has only one known living subspecies, us, H. Sapiens Sapiens. Several others are suspected to have existed but be extinct now.
A well known genus
(one taxonomological step up from species) in the Poaceae family, Triticum Aestivum
, wheat, has many species (the number of them is uncertain and varies according to literature, but somewhere around 23, including T. Aestivum Aestivum or common wheat, and T. A. Spelta or hulled wheat.