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From: "Sasson Margaliot" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Aryan, Arian, Arianism....
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 16:06:58 +0200
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In-Reply-To: <4e95a2a0e7john@cartmell.demon.co.uk>


On 12/15/06, John Cartmell <> wrote:

> On 15 Dec, Sasson Margaliot <> wrote:
> > Google gives 210.000 results for "Aryan race". So there seems to exist
> > the concept of "Aryan race". The concept was discredited by its being
> > misused in the context of pseudoscientific theories of "superior
> > race".

> The concept is wrong because the words don't have any reference in reality.
> The technical word 'race' is incorrectly used and there is no non-technical
> definition that makes sense except as a mean of discriminating against people
> for ill-defined reasons.

As more genetic, historic and linguistic evidence is accumulated, we
know that the concept is wrong. But hundred years ago, it was just a
hypothetical possibility that scientists were considering, and that
turned out to be wrong.

> [Snipped piece about languages]

There is still Indo-Iranian group of languages (with a billion
speakers or so), and the discussion of YDNA aspects of these Asian
populations does not need to be always reduced to talk about the
Europeans and the racism, just because the linguists are still using
the expression "Indo-Aryan" to designate one of the branches of
Indo-Iranian group of languages.


Sasson


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