Do Human Races Exist?

Not that long ago there was a little spat on YouTube when the HeyRuka made a couple of videos about the differences between human races. One of her main points was that there is a difference in IQ between these races.

Understandably this caused an outrage on YouTube as this is quite a sensitive topic. But I don’t care about the race part, I cared more about the incredibly bad logic and lack of evidence she used to try to argue for her position. She failed even at giving a basic definition of what she considers a race, in all her attempts she was most successful in telling what she didn’t consider a definition of race. This alone should be a red flag.

In the end she didn’t succeed in defining race in a scientifically meaningful way that reflects anything in todays literature, or make a good case that some of these races are more intelligent. She failed in this as something like a race doesn’t exist. Race is a social construct and we can’t identify someone as being a member of a race from just looking at their DNA. Not to mention that the IQ differences are explained by the environment people live in, malnutrition alone has a huge impact.

The following video from C0nc0rdance gives a good introduction to why the concept of race has no value whatsoever in the scientific arena:

Collin Maessen is the founder and editor of Real Skeptic and a proponent of scientific skepticism. For his content he uses the most up to date and best research as possible. Where necessary consulting or collaborating with scientists.