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Unformatted text preview: or mental capacity that cannot be explained by environmental circumstances. Race is sometimes used to trace the origins of ethnic groups, but because ethnic groups are based on sociological characteristics, race and ethnicity are more or less independent of one another. For example individuals who are racially classified as “Black” or “Asian” have a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. Trying to separate “racial” and “ethnic” influences such that all humans can be divided into a small enough number of discrete groups that would result in every individual belonging to one and only one group is impossible and ultimately not useful or effective. Thus scientists have generally abandoned using racial classifications in favor of geographic or social criteria in their study...
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