Saturday, November 10, 2007

Race and caste

[As early as 1910 Sri Aurobindo pointed out that race is a pseudo-scientific category. -- S. ARAVINDAN NEELAKANDAN UPI News]
While endorsing James Watson’s doubts over the politically correct assumption that people of all races possess equal intelligence, Peter Singer has advocated "open-minded investigation of the causes of inequalities in income, education, and health between people of different racial or ethnic groups." An equally volatile but worthwhile enterprise would be to subject the phenomenon of castes obtaining in India a scientific scan. [TNM] 9:35 AM

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