in australia, a bunch of colonists from the murky british isles dropped on a brightly sunlit desert has meant soaring skin cancer cases
am i saying pale people shouldn't wear sunscreen because that would be racist?
of course not
that would result in thousands of needless deaths in australia alone ever year
less melanin means you should protect yourself from the sun in other ways
what is this supposed to mean to me?
what great lessons is supposed to be drawn from this?
geographic variations in biochemistry exist
what does it mean?
it doesn't have ANY SIGNIFICANCE WHATSOEVER
because race simply doesn't matter
there are many medical conditions which can be shown to be confined historically by geography
sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, lactose intolerance, HIV immunity, rhabdomyelosis vulnerability when on statin drugs, tay-sachs disease, chilblains, vulnerability to gout, etc., ad nauseum
just like nose size (arid or humid conditions), finger length (hot or cold), and skin color (melanin protection from sun), etc., ad nauseum
did you know that on the average, worldwide, men are about 10% darker than females because for females protection from the sun is less important than the critical need for folic acid during early pregnancy, and that can come from the sun?
what does this all mean?
not a fucking thing!
JUST LIKE THIS FUCKING RACIST STORY
it's little scientific tidbits that don't add up to a whole
all of these little different surface features and biochemical quirks all overlap with each other
you can't draw any lines in the sand that signifies anything meaningful, because all these little quirks you add up have different geographical ranges
it's simply genetic white noise, and it's a quiet signal
meanwhile there is a strong solid tone that is a lot louder: the similarities
so how come the static of surface differences matter so much to some, when if you mapped them they would barely pierce the thick volume of similarities?
to focus on these surface statistical perturbations is like someone looking at ripples on the surface of the lake
and completely missing the volume of water in the lake underneath
this is the logical fallacy of racism: ripples on the surface have lessons for us about the volume of water underneath
race is a concept that is silly shallow antiquated nonsense, for if you really truly understood what you were talking about when you bring up medical quirks and statistical anomalies, if you truly had some wisdom behind your words, then the vast volume of medical knowledge and statistics would speak to you of the similarities more than differences, by orders of magnitude
so what the fuck is this article supposed to mean?
tell us how ripples on the surface of a lake means something
tell us racists, tell us the deep significance
tell me about sickle cell anemia... what is the lesson for us? what great significance are we supposed to attach to this?
this article is nothing more than a window into the filthy soul of racism, and the fallacies in the reasoning of racists that they overlook to make the evidence fit their presupposed ideas about how much we differ
when we the real lesson of all medicine and biochemistry is how similar we are
focusing on the ripples on the surface, versus the volume of water underneath
the fallacy of the "logic" of racism
The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.