You can’t beat a thesis with fallacious ad hominems.
Liberal race-mixers who pose as conservatives need to consider the two points made in this and the connecting post, and then refute them without using their cop-out “racist,” “bigot,” “Nazi,” or “white-supremacist” rhetoric. So read this slowly and remember that in debate no one cares for your feelings, and you will be awarded no points for visceral responses. What is valued most is critical thinking–clear theses, arguments and rebuttals.
Despite Hank Hanegraaff’s classic line that “there is no such thing as race in the Bible aside from ‘running the race’ (Heb 12:1),” races do indeed exist, both in the Bible and in our world. This post demonstrates two points:
- that there are clearly demarcated genetic races, and
- that there are also notable behavioral marks among the races, things such as appearance, propensity (crime), and intelligence, and cultural ingenuity, that follow smoothly along the genetic markers.
Races are clusters that develop from populations who for a substantial period breed healthily among themselves. This shakes out genetic mismatches by natural selection that can arise from race-crossings which nearly all conservatives and Christians advocate/practice. Such lust gives their mulatto children recessive genes which may or may not show in those immediate children, but will eventually show in their descendants. Race mixing unties the natural process of genetic mismatch culling, and rewinds the normal genetic pattern (established by centuries of their ancestors) at least a dozen generations. To clean the oil spill off their family tree it will take at least this many generations of proper breeding with the original homogeneous parent’s race. If such race mixers are content with this rage against their history and genotype harmony then they must say so; but they may not pretend that they are doing something normal and that we who point out their deviant and novel actions are the abnormal, evil racists.
The Belgium people are typically seen as the starting point for measuring similarity and dissimilarity among these racial clumps. Among all white cluster groups, they have the least amount of genetic variance and thus the shortest genetic distance space. All white groups combined are about .008 genetic distant units wide. For the purposes of other racial comparisons, we can round up to .01 GDU for the generic white race. Persians are just off the fringe of being white, measuring at .02 GDU. Ashkenazi Jews are .05; Turks, .08; Chinese .012; and Negros (African), .245.
The Scattered Genetic Distance chart to the right shows a visual comparison of the genetic divergence among a few common races, the distance between them relevant to the dissimilarity of genetic make-up. The farther apart the distance, the more likely these two races would produce recessive genes and Mendelian mismatches among their mulatto offspring. Such genetic mis-pairing can create life-threatening conditions, the loss of reproductive ability, and plain ugliness seen in most mongrels. Notice also that Jews are a racial cluster distinct from whites.
So, contrary to most Christians and conservatives, there are races with real difference–as even our eyeballs can verify. Notice in this next chart, where distance is translated into size, that we can (usually) visually differentiate races as easily as we can see the how larger or smaller another ball is compared to our own. As a white, I can tell a Jew has different physical characteristics than I, a Chinaman even more, and a Negro far more. But this difference is not just skin color as most believe.
Underneath the skin color of a racially distinct people are other physical traits such as different digestive systems and levels of resistance to certain diseases. Moreover, and most controversial, there are differences of levels of intelligence, propensity to crime, quality of culture building and inculturation. IQ scores between races have maintained a steady gap for as long as we have measured them; crime rates the same. European cultures are very different from Chinese cultures, and even far more different than primitive African cultures. We also see differences in the way races assimilate into other cultures or religions: compare the culture of American assimilation between a (Messianic) Jew’s church, such as Steve Schlissel’s Messiah’s Congregation, and the average black church. Why do so many recognize these patent differences, yet deny that race is anything but skin pigment?
Our forthcoming post will expand on the racial differences, and show why practically and theologically it is wrong to integrate and amalgamate.
Note: Thanks to Jerry Abbott for his assistance in understanding Genetic Distance