Is There A Superior Race?

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    I think there are superior cultures, which are often very closely correlated--but not caused by--race. ie, people with asian ancestry tend to have absorbed the asian ethic and culture, blacks tend to be influenced by the "urban" culture, etc. I wonder if anyone's ever done a study of kids raised in a different than usual culture.
     
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    That would be interesting.
     
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    First off, the factual information and neutrality is being debated there.

    Second, the notion is crazy and it only promotes psychotic beliefs like that of Hitler and the southern gentry in the 19th century.

    Finally, cultures: yeah, we have superior cultures. The ones with the money, best education, and all that jazz are the superior ones.
     
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    I also think it's culture that defines IQ more than race. Skin pigment has nothing to do with your neurons, but someone growing up in the Middle East or in one of America's inner city "ghettos" is at a severe disadvantage due to the prevailing cultures.
     
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    What do you mean is there a superior race? One superior to human? Possible, but we have yet to meet them on any real basis other than conspiracy websites....

    As for humans there is only one 'Race', the human race....
     
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    Okay, now somebody needs to rep YOU for ME! :)
     
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    It seems logical that one "people group" could have a higher incidence of a certain talent. Ethnic qualities are the result of limited breeding groups. Therefore, if a higher percentage of a population had a quality such as mathematical ability or athletic skill, it could be linked to genetics. However, there really aren't many, if any, "pure" people groups left in this increasingly global culture. Also, the idea of "intelligence" is somewhat nebulous. In basic Psych, we studied several different types of intelligence, including, but not limited to: verbal, mathematical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, kinesthetic, etc.
     
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    done ;)
     
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    Thanks dillo!
     

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