Is racial anthropology a legitimate study? Personally, I'm biased towards it because it makes the world so cool. It's like the Elder Scrolls
Racial anthropology doesn't exist. Normal anthropology is:>we found evidence of meat diet in this mans bones, so he must've eaten meat. Racial anthropology is literally just the same thing except you say>hmmm looks like this nigger ate meat as a way to ward of his enemies. Because he's a niggerTheres no merit retard
>>15099955>There's no meritSo?
>>15099967>i like practicing psuedoscience because it makes me feel powerfulYou sound retarded
>>15099946No it's not realNobody knows how to properly divide up the world, and even if they did, regional socio-cultural norms would make those results null anyway (no one in the Australia is willing to call Indians 'Asian' even if people in Britain do). Also essentialism is gay
>>15099974Essentialism is common sense
>>15099946>Is racial anthropology a legitimate study?I believe it can be if it's done rigorously. It almost never is though.>Personally, I'm biased towards it because it makes the world so cool. It's like the Elder ScrollsIt makes it cooler, yes. But I think it helps explains some things, too. As long as you do not start to see races as immutable platonic solids or anything like that.>>15099955Strawman of a discipline that really doesn't need to be strawmanned because at least 50% of the people involved at any given moment are clowns. Often times it verges on 80%. Some raceologists could have decent insights if you take into consideration the limitations of their time. (Plus, due to Occam's razor many common sense theories pioneered during colonialism have proven to be at least partially true)But the whole field would need a massive overhaul if it's to properly study race.
>>15099946half of the classifications lack consensus and fail to properly match ancestry.There is some helpful work that can be done with it in the absence of aDNA.
>>15100026Sometimes Raceology has a mixture of good insights, magic bullshit, and self-masturbatory diatribes about why my tribe good. (De Gobineau, for example, some insight, many things wrong, I must add you mustn't take the works of raceologists as gospel, especially if there's newer research that disproves it and it doesn't look suspicious)But if you are reading racial anthropology not to further your knowledge of the world but instead to jerk off your ego you should get out and go back to some low IQ containment den.
>>15100030It suffers from being stuck in 1930.A reminder that back then people thought man might've evolved from different species of monkey. It was a different time.
>>15100042evolutionism is so dumb
>>15100057Come with something better first. We have more facts now.
>>15099946>Is racial anthropology a legitimate study?No because the scientific community now considers the concept of race to be invalid. Humans are 99.9% genetically similar to each other, and the physical differences are part of 0.1% of our genetic differences, with the majority of the genetic variation existing in Africa. So if you want to construct races based on genetics, then the majority of all human races would be located in Africa
>>15100101Not going to challenge this point because it would derail the thread but you know very well why no one takes that seriously. >>15100095>No because the scientific community now considers the concept of race to be invalid.It shouldn't, but they do because of backroom deals and politics.>Humans are 99.9% genetically similar to each otherAnd?That 0.1% can make a lot of difference anon. Look at dog breeds for example.They are all very similar genetically but the differences they have radically change their size, their behavior, their fur, etc.>So if you want to construct races based on genetics, then the majority of all human races would be located in AfricaI am not against this.
>>15100122>you know very well why no one takes that seriouslybecause it contradicts their religion
>>15099955>>15099974>>15100095>Taxonomy isn't real but only when applied to human biology
>>15100127Silly either way.
>>15100133It has already been applied but retards are looking for something that doesn't exist i.e making Skyrim irl
>>15100148Applied in sly ways to pretend race doesn't exist but still kind of study it. But only when it's ok with the political consensus because I like having a tenure.
>>15100154race is a very crude taxonomy at best, and it does not align with the genetic evidence we now have. For example, the vast majority of genetic variation in humans is in Africa, and yet all of sub-saharan Africa is lumped together as one race.
>>15100180My Japanese friends complain that they're considered part of the same group as Burmese even though they're taller, lighter-skinned, have diffrent nose shapes, and smaller eyes.Unfortunately they both have eye-folds.
>>15099946It still exists to some extent, the issue is that 19th century tards ruined the whole idea, and then a whole world war broke out because pseuds in Japan and Germany read those ideas.
>>15100133If you think human races can be classified with taxonomy you don't really understand taxonomy. What makes species different enough to be distinguished are genetic separations of hundreds of thousands of years. Even subspecies require at least a few dozen of millennia to be distinguished from each other.Most human races are fairly new. With the exception of some south african ethnicities and australian abbos, most human races were mutted into existence in the last 6-5 thousand years or so. The white race as the way we know is almost as "recent" as the pyramids of Giza.
>>15100180>Very crudeLet's make it finer then.I am not tied to theories from the 19th century. I just don't think we should reject race outright, nor should we immediately dismiss everything from that era as pseudo-science.> For example, the vast majority of genetic variation in humans is in Africa, and yet all of sub-saharan Africa is lumped together as one race.No, it isn't, the 19th-century taxonomies considered Horners Caucasians, and the Khoisans their own category, and the rest negroids.It has some science to it.
>>15100258>19th-century taxonomies considered Horners CaucasiansThe OP pic literally describes Ethiopians as caucasoid in fact.
>>15100255>the last 6-5 thousand yearsThat number really activates the almonds.... >>15100101
>>15100095>No because the scientific community now considers the concept of race to be invalidI bet you can't define race
>>15099946>racial anthropologyIt's about Europeans (alpine servants, nordic overlords, and everything in-between) only, niggers and all other sorts of amerimutts are studied by zoology.
>>15100502Why are you like this?
>>15099946Obviously humans can be categorized into subspecies just like all other species. Marxoids use the fact that categories are imperfect to claim they don't exist, although this is merely tactical since they agree with racial categories when it suits them.
>>15101016Then what are ((white americans))
>>15099974Racism isn’t essentialism actually you stupid nigger
>>15100030The fuck? Self identified race matches ancestral clusters by 98.8% (I.E. self identified white people are overwhelmingly European, Blacks overwhelmingly SSA, etc.)
>>15100095The scientific community in Western Europe and North America. In China they consider it valid. In Eastern Europe they consider it valid.>durrrrr shitholesYeah you and I both know their scientists aren’t fucking 40 IQ farmers. The scientific community is also not even nearly as uniform on race in the west, it’s more of a 40/60 split, and guess what? It’s all ideological.
The only dent in race not existing is the existence of mixed ethnicities, but mixed ethnicities would not exist if those unmixed ethnicities didn't diverge first from each other. These divisions are Paleolithic tier. Eurasians split from East Africans at the very least 70 thousand years ago.
>>15100095>No because the scientific community now considers the concept of race to be invalidDepends. When I took some physiology courses they didn't seem to think so. When I took both population and normal genetic courses they sure as mentioned race and it being a thing.
>>15099946>It's like the Elder ScrollsJesus christ anon. No, humanity isn't as easy to categorize as the various species and races in Elder Scrolls.
>>15101408>In China they consider it validChina considers it valid because the CCP wants to believe that either humans evolved in China or that Chinese people evolved directly from Homo erectus.
>>15101016A lot of "subspecies" have been getting reclassified back into only one or two subspecies due to a lack of genetic divergence as of late even with different phenotypes in mind. For example, there are only two subspecies of the modern lion, and even though the West and Central African, North African/Barbary, Asiatic, and former European/Middle Eastern lion all looked different, they are all Panthera leo leo. The East and Southern African lions on the other hand, are a different subspecies, Panthera leo melanochaita.
>>15101548A redgaurd with eyes of an elf - how unusual. What are the implications? Can we prove it with rigor? I think we can..
>>15100095>Humans are 99.9% genetically similar to each other,Humans are 98% genetically similar to chimps therefore species don't exist.
>>15100122>le people are le dog breeds meme
>>15099946>s racial anthropology a legitimate study?No, cultural anthropology is better, because now that we know of genetic markers we know humans are incredibly similar, mostly because humans are relatively recent and intermingled a lot.
It's obsolete now when we have ancient DNA.
>>15101408>In China they consider it valid.They also believe grinding up cockroaches and tiger dick into powder and snorting it gives their dicks power. Their scientists ARE fucking 40 iq farmers, the smart ones stay US-side if they can or use the system and keep a bolt-hole to a foreign company if they can't.
>>15101630If we are fully willing to admit most behavior is genetic, and environmental pressures create natural selection for different behavior, then why wouldn't different civilizations developing across different lands select for different behavior?
>>15101686>niggers >big titsNo
>>15101707Why would they, and where is the evidence for such a claim? Much of human behavior has hereditary components but it's not clearly predetermined, and before making claims about whether a given behavior is genetically predetermined in a given population, you need good data on its prevalence, causes, and ideally the mechanism of action.
>>15101716That's just the African titlets. Nigresses in the West have big suckable boobas due to better nutrition
>>15101743>where is the evidence for such a claim?The dangly part between your legs that changes every fabric of your behavior to begin with? MAOA? Its effect is widely overstated but it is a factor.
>>15101557>>15101695Thanks for proving you know nothingNow you can say“You were right Anon it isn’t actually as overwhelming a consensus as I dishonestly claimed”
>>15100101I genuinely believe africans come from Adam and Eve tooLike they were the first civilization under the rule of Demons after what Adam and Eve didHad advanced tech, fucked the world burned their sky and the sky burned their skin and the earth went into a cataclysmThen AFTER that the same happened and the floodNow the same is happeningThe UFOs are just the same people with advanced tech that have always been around ruling earth
>>15101857Way, way overstated, to the detriment of things that are more well documented. The effect of MAO-A is practically zero absent of environmental factors.