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 FireDragon!
Joined: 8/22/2007
Msg: 51
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The world would be less evolved and more boring I would think
 simpull
Joined: 12/6/2007
Msg: 52
what would the world be like today if only one race existed
Posted: 12/21/2007 1:17:25 PM
Leaf, branch, twig, stem, but Jah at de root. LOL. Just like dogs we're all one species, free to breed and fight, but mostly we pee and bark.

I remember a PBS series called "The Ascent of Man" written and presented by Jacob Bronkowski in which he posited that affiliative tendencies are hardwired into human brains, stemming from the original family clan / tribe formations during our evolution from primates.

Other posters here have opined if it weren't race (or nationalism, religion, etc.) we would find other causes upon which to join one group and reject another. Seems to be true imho. Not as much about being polarized on any given subject, more about reflexively regarding the world through that "lens." We cheer for the home team, naturally, but maybe we equally love rooting *against* the visitors.

There are many people who stand (on our hind legs) and look beyond partisan sentiment, but we all get pulled into that them vs. us mentality at times. Plus many forces (advertising, politics, religion) actively foment division in furtherence of their particular goals. You can view the issue philosophically (such as via Martin Buber's "I and Thou") as well. But, alas, most of our species approach it almost instinctively...a rat race, if you will.

If you disagree, may you burn in hell, lol.
 FireDragon!
Joined: 8/22/2007
Msg: 53
what would the world be like today if only one race existed
Posted: 12/22/2007 8:09:48 AM
I would like to meet the useless human that feels they have a right to put an x beside my opinion, this person prob needs a hug or something .........
 designingwoman
Joined: 9/4/2005
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what would the world be like today if only one race existed
Posted: 12/22/2007 11:53:51 AM
Aryan in reality is Indian. The name comes from an ancient race of people from India. Hitler was the most ignorant ignoramus ever alive, as real Aryans probably had dark hair, skin and eyes!!
 saintgasoline
Joined: 8/3/2007
Msg: 55
what would the world be like today if only one race existed
Posted: 12/22/2007 4:53:19 PM
We'd just create other arbitrary divisions to ensure such clashes. Instead of dividing people by race, perhaps we'd divide people by other hereditary traits, like the size of your ears, or the shape of your nose, or whether your ring finger is longer than your middle finger. The world is full of arbitrary distinctions that crazed, bigoted essentialists can latch onto in order to justify the "otherness" and discrimination of people! Hooray for racist classification systems!
 saintgasoline
Joined: 8/3/2007
Msg: 56
what would the world be like today if only one race existed
Posted: 12/22/2007 5:02:39 PM
And I'm sure others have pointed this out, but the entire concept of "race" is an illusion and not a real distinction. There is no biological basis for "race". In fact, if you take one white person and compare him with another white person, you're likely to find MORE or the SAME number of genetic differences between them than if you compared that same white person to a black person. There may be rather obvious phenotypic differences, but they are not that obvious. If aliens who lacked sight and used echolocation to "see" were to come to our planet, it is highly unlikely they'd group humans by race, for instance, but instead maybe focus on size or shape.

So the world would be exactly the same, because there IS only one race, the human race!
 urmmme
Joined: 10/22/2007
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what would the world be like today if only one race existed
Posted: 12/30/2007 4:51:37 PM
to my thinking there is already only one human race .what if the human race was but one individual clone . to summarise and reevaluate the definition and meaning of individuality in a world full of one s .would self hate and loathing become the rules of this age or would we find that as time passes we could become aware that we were but one and stop this madness called sanity .to grow in ourselves and minds to find a true purpose to things without good and bad would this not be the end of the human race we so lovingly know and hate .to this new beginning of an Omnipotent race .do we stand on the brink of ower own demise or the beginning to being true gods!
 arieann
Joined: 7/20/2007
Msg: 58
what would the world be like today if only one race existed
Posted: 12/30/2007 6:26:07 PM

to my thinking there is already only one human race

I think everyone knows what is meant by one race.But to make it clearer, what if everyone one was an equal combination of European, native American, black, Asian,Latino, middle eastern, Caucasian, african,East Indian, Indonesian,?
 cocytus
Joined: 11/9/2007
Msg: 59
what would the world be like today if only one race existed
Posted: 1/2/2008 9:24:15 AM

i got to thinking what the world would be like if we only had one race of people from the beginning of man's life on earth.
if only black people or asian or native american or hispanic or caucasian people had existed. if we were a planet of one race. what would your vision of it be compared to today's world? more peaceful? less inventions? more prosperity? a better world? a worse world?
any comments?


Unless the world grew completely dark (thus negating the need for melanin the pigment in the human epidermis) where we would all become albinos,this couldn't possibly happen.

People have differing appearances due to locations of their ancestors in the world and the adaptations that were made biologically to ensure their survival in this climates.These adaptations were passed on genetically and only exist as long people similar adaptations limit their gene pools.

Race is a social construct caused people attempting to distinguish groups by physical appearance.It has no biological basis in fact and only holds people back from achieving their fullest potential.

To my knowledge,all of people on Earth are directly descended from four social groups along the Congo River in Southern Africa.Those groups were all Black...
Which makes everybody some variation of "Black"...
Try that one on for size

PS: Since both "Hispanic" and "Caucasian" include groups that wouldn't consider themselves either ,they technically can't be called "races"
 Yule_liquor
Joined: 12/7/2011
Msg: 60
what would the world be like today if only one race existed
Posted: 7/23/2012 8:30:36 PM
Human beings are naturally divisive
An argument becomes a squabble
A squabble becomes a feud
and a feud can become a small war if factions are strong enough

Thus humans would be just as bellicose if it were one race rather than many
We saw it in WW-1 and 2; factions of the same race waging wars
We see it in the African tribal genocidal wars as well

Mankind is inherently a volatile species; irrespective of any regional differences.
 Bentheredunthat
Joined: 1/9/2014
Msg: 61
what would the world be like today if only one race existed
Posted: 6/16/2014 7:59:15 AM

By the way, does anyone actually realise that the word Aryan means European?


Um....unless India and Iran are now part of Europe - No.

Aryan is of Sanskit origin and in current academia has been replaced by the terms 'Indo-Iranian' or 'Indo-European'.
 DragonBits
Joined: 1/6/2012
Msg: 62
what would the world be like today if only one race existed
Posted: 6/16/2014 8:11:32 AM
IMO things would be the same as it is today, no difference.

In Japan they discriminate against other the Ainu Japanese, in Thailand they discriminate against poor darker skinned Isaan farmer. Japanese and Chinese usually hate one another, westerns think they are both Asian and very similar.

People on the north side of Chicago don't like people on the south side.

Many people seem to tend towards some sort of discrimination, you don't need race to make that happen.
 oldie_but_hottie
Joined: 2/4/2012
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what would the world be like today if only one race existed
Posted: 6/16/2014 1:23:06 PM
This is definitely not a science thread as scientifically using genetic information it is not possible to distinguish "races" ... there is too much variability among individuals. So aside from very few superficial physical characteristics it's more an issue of cultural diversity and possibly subject to philosophical pondering,

And in light of events in the last 10 years or so I am wondering if human rights should be earned or can be lost due to inhuman behaviour. Can we consider the creatures that belong to ISIS or Al'qaeda as humans or did they forfeit their human rights?
 Coma_White
Joined: 9/15/2013
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Posted: 6/17/2014 12:24:54 AM

^^^ By the way, does anyone actually realise that the word Aryan means European?


No, it meant noble in Sanskrit.
what would the world be like today if only one race existed
Posted: 7/6/2014 12:01:09 PM

Black people were the first people on earth, everyone comes from black people. The black man is the template for all men. So in the beginning all people on this earth were black.

I don't think that's entirely accurate. So far, we think that our origins were in Africa, generally speaking. But I haven't understood that to mean "black". Back then, "black", or even "African", didn't mean the same as we mean it today.

A lot of other things in your post seem quite weird. Uninformed troll ramblings? Trying to give black people a bad image with posts like this? Are you the same one who posted in another thread that the average black man is more good-looking than everyone else?
 aremeself
Joined: 12/31/2008
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Posted: 7/12/2015 3:09:48 PM
whoever the first people were, they would have had to have had all the characteristics of all peoples on the earth of this one race here today, in their DNA, that is.

accept for some proven small mutations.
keeping in mind that mutations only work with available genetic information.

mutations are purely accidents.
 Yule_liquor
Joined: 12/7/2011
Msg: 67
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Posted: 7/12/2015 8:53:08 PM

whoever the first people were,


They were the indigent pple of East Africa (specifically what is now Ethiopia; lower Sudan)


they would have had to have had all the characteristics of all peoples on the earth of this one race here today, in their DNA,


Not really,
Today's humans are believed to have descended from a mere gene pool of about 5000--8000 humans, but as these grew and broke up into different groups and dispersed in different regions, they became more isolated and over the milleniums, they selected out traits more favorably suited to survive in their respective environments.

Mutations constantly occur, and each isolated group has their unique mutations (good or bad) that they usually pass on as they pro-create to shape their evolution. Mutations (if active) can serve as its own new genetic information whether for good purposes or otherwise.


mutations are purely accidents.


we don't know for sure, some are and some aren't.
 norwegianguy456
Joined: 6/11/2015
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Posted: 7/14/2015 2:51:50 PM

mutations are purely accidents.

But them catching on within a genetic population isn't so accidental.

what would the world be like today if only one race existed

Well, which race? ;)

All kidding aside, you would see less historic angst & wars... I guess more socially free of turmoil if it was a modern-day civilization?
 Skyr
Joined: 3/30/2008
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Posted: 7/14/2015 5:02:43 PM

I don't think that's entirely accurate. So far, we think that our origins were in Africa, generally speaking. But I haven't understood that to mean "black". Back then, "black", or even "African", didn't mean the same as we mean it today.


Race is a social concept, not a biological one. Certain polymorphisms are more common in different human populations, but they don't in themselves identify a 'race'.
 funchesf
Joined: 6/27/2014
Msg: 70
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Posted: 7/16/2015 4:15:25 PM

what would the world be like today if only one race existed

within that one race would exist your typical psychopaths and Sociopaths that will use any little differences or due to paranoid cause the others to splinter off into Clans or Tribes ...some families see it happen during Thanksgiving Dinner

but anyway the movie example is "Lords Of The Flies"
what would the world be like today if only one race existed
Posted: 7/17/2015 3:54:31 PM
England, Scottland, and Ireland warred with each other. And they were all white...

Asia. Think of the history. Africa. Think of the history. The Americas (before Europeans). India...where else. Got everybody's mind going yet?
 brave12373
Joined: 12/24/2014
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Posted: 8/9/2015 5:26:25 PM
There's only one "human" race. Hundreds on the animal race.
You seem to wonder more about only one ethnicity.
 bamagrl68
Joined: 11/14/2010
Msg: 73
what would the world be like today if only one race existed
Posted: 8/9/2015 6:42:56 PM
tomozzo- Some people would still find a way to hate someone else.
This reminds me of a twilight zone episode.
Everyone had a half white, half black face.
Some people had the white on one side, the black on the other.
The rest, also had one on one side and one on the other, but the opposite, like a mirror image and they hated each other.
The point is still relevant, unfortunately.
 HalftimeDad
Joined: 5/29/2005
Msg: 74
what would the world be like today if only one race existed
Posted: 8/9/2015 8:50:32 PM
Oh sure, get all intellectual on us. Oooo, Twilight Zone.

You could have just talked about the Star Bellied Sneetches.
what would the world be like today if only one race existed
Posted: 8/10/2015 11:00:56 AM
^ Wasn't that Star Trek?
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