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Topic: Re: Calculus Position Statement - NCTM & MAA
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kirby urner

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Re: Calculus Position Statement - NCTM & MAA
Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:59 AM
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It'd make as much sense to term "half Chinese half Caucasian" a race
in itself, as to term it "a mix of two races".

Indeed, there are words along those lines, more to be coined, as the
pattern is on the rise (East still meeting West and vice versa).

The permutations are endless. But then in poker we have lots of names
for card patterns, so why not?

So many millions of races (each person more than one).

The "race" meme is persistent and malleable, I'll grant you that.

It tends to survive independently of new discoveries in genetics.

You don't need a lot of STEM savvy to be committed to "race" as core
to your world view.

I take a "can't beat 'em join 'em attitude" and keep using it loosely,
as in "the race of Yorkshiremen".

Even "geeks" might be a race, like "gypsies".


On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 8:02 PM, Haim <> wrote:
> Kirby Urner Posted: Oct 9, 2012 9:43 PM

>>Interesting you'd bring up pharmaceuticals, aka drugs.
>>BiDil was discussed quite a bit during the presentation.

> Kirby,
> My son is under strict instructions to stay healthy. Should he ever need a bone marrow transplant he would be in mortal trouble precisely because he is half Chinese. Your dilettantism in this matter is not amusing.
> It is past time for you to let go of your 19th century view of race.
> Haim
> No represenatation without taxation.

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