Re: Race defined
Posted By: Leslie In Response To: Re: Race defined (Ras Heru)
Date: Monday, 28 August 2006, at 2:15 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Race defined (Ras Heru)
You quoted me here: "If, based on your definition of the word, "HUE-MAN", that it is based on complexion, different shades etc, then a variety of races (all races) would fall into this category."
You said: "This is true.... "
You stated that what I said was "true" but based on what you elaborated below, you disagree.
"…but one has to understand "how" those other variety of "races" got the phenotype and attributes of the original womb/man.I know it might sound harsh to say that the pale skin womb/man is not hue-man, but like you said, you dont really agree with my understanding of such a concept, becuase to me, those peoples that existed on this earth, who were NATURALLY blessed with the said, different shades, are hue-man.Im just trying to go along the lines of science."
To answer the first sentence in this quote: evolution. And evolution is very much a NATURAL and ongoing process. Moreover, it is not like they (the rest of humanity) just dropped from the sky or landed by spaceship, they evolved from African human beings and retained the characteristics to classify them as human beings although many of their physical characteristics had altered and adapted to their environmental conditions. Note below:
HUMAN- c.1250, from M.Fr. humain "of or belonging to man," from L. humanus, probably related to homo (gen. hominis) "man," and to humus "earth," on notion of "earthly beings," as opposed to the gods (cf. Heb. adam "man," from adamah "ground"). Cognate with O.Lith. zmuo (acc. zmuni) "man, male person." Displaced its O.E. cognate guma (from P.Gmc. *guman-) which survives only in disguise in bridegroom. First record of humankind is from 1645. Humanoid (1918) is a hybrid of L. humanus and Gk. -oeides (oid) "like, like that of" from eidos "form, shape"
HUMAN - of, relating to, or characteristic of man; having human forms or attributes
Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary.
Also, the definition of "HUE-MAN" that you use also incorporates pale skin people into it. White people do have colour/pigment. Yes, it is considerably less than dark-skinned people but "colour" does not only denote "Blackness" as some may like to say. The only people who lack colour/pigmentation are albinos but they are most certainly human.
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