Odds and Ends
Be careful what you say
13 7, 7:45pm
European scientists tried for decades to figure out a scientific definition for the concept of race, and failed utterly. Eventually the scientific community had to concede that "race" is a purely social construct and has no true biological basis. Person's phenotype, their "racial characteristic" in the old terminology, is only superficially related to their overall genetic composition -- a guy with African features can easily be genetically closer to a guy with European features than another African-looking guy.
Neanderthal skull really doesn't resemble gorilla in the slightest. It looks like a more robust Homo Sapiens skull with a larger brain cavity and broader jaw.