The answer is a complex question, and there doesn’t seem to be agreement among anthropologists about the “right” answer.
For instance, some have argued that what counts is simply whether a person can produce fertile offspring with another–even if this occurs on an occasional basis. In other words, they argue that because two people are able to produce fertile offspring together even though they appear from our society’s view of race not to be the same “race”, then they should both not counted as just one but could be counted as two different races. Others have argued that the determination of what constitutes race is based on where groups live and their migration patterns over time through population dispersal.
There are two.
This is a contentious question because there are strict definitions of race and many different kinds of data which purport to give the answer, or answers to this question. Using the genetic tests, there is often one category for Africans and Caucasians – who are all fairly mixed up genetically. But because the genetic distribution is so broad it’s debatable whether using these as “racial” categories makes sense in any meaningful way.
The most specific breakdown of the genome we can get is by looking at patterns found on long loops called “microsatellites.” These patterns vary around the world, but they seem very random when you compare people from different continents.
There are 3 human races in the world: Negroid, Caucasoid and Mongoloid.
Negroid peoples which comprise roughly 10%, Caucasoid which is about 30% or so and there are many Asia-Pacific societies who have some degree of Mongolish ancestry as well.]] The Mongolian race has been diluted among other populations because of migrations in ancient times. It is difficult to measure a person’s true ancestry today because present-day ethnic mixes are most often strikingly different from a region’s original population. The latter point can help us understand why people who live on the Andaman Islands (long isolated) may be 60% Negroid, but that does not mean all Negroids reside at these islands…
There are three races. The majority of the world’s population belongs to the race Caucasian. Caucasians have brown or black hair, light skin and round eyes. Mongoloid is another race, typically having slanty eyes, straight-haired form of Asians. Negroid is a third darker in skin complexion than Caucasians with curly-haired form belonging to Africa and other places around the globe.
It’s easy to come across websites that list up to 100 different races, but these lists are actually more cultural backgrounds with populations in various parts of world rather than they refer entirely to biological diversity between groupings as an objective scientific classification system would do it (i.e., should there be differences within each subgroup).
There is only one race of human beings. This idea that there are separate “races” of humans contradicts everything we know about evolution and genetics.
The reason people have more than hair and eye color in common is because they share genes with other members of the same population, such as their family members. It’s a misconception that most human variation occurs within populations while scientists think most human variation occurs between populations. Looking at percentages alone, 85 percent of the world’s diversity can be found from what geneticists call “population isolates,” meaning groups that live by themselves (like Tibetans) instead of on main land or near main land where there could be mixing with other populations (such as those who lived on Easter Island).
The common classification is Caucasoid, Mongoloid, Negroid. There are many variations of these races and often they mix to produce an intermediate blend. And as our earth becomes more culturally diverse there will be even more blends and combinations in the future that we haven’t contemplated at this time.
It’s a known fact that human beings have always come from different races which makes the concept of race very strange since it’s pretty clear that not all humans came from one group or area. Today, we classify those who lie within a spectrum as belonging to a single race because it can label with greater ease.
There are many human races. According to the dictionary, race is a group of people who share a common history and culture in terms of descent and sociology. That would make humans the same race – but they are broken up into countless countries making it hard to tell which should be considered races or sub-races based on proximity alone.
There may only be one single human race, though many people identify with one particular cultural lineage as their own personal identity or ethnicity (particularly in nations whose histories include nation building efforts and assimilation tactics), as well other ethnic groups of which they do not belong.
It’s a very difficult question to answer. For a start, there isn’t just one type of humans, but rather many. There are roughly five human types (the five races), with the remaining being more like subspecies or ethnicities.
However an alternate theory is that there are really only two distinct species: modern humans and Neanderthals (or Homo neanderthalensis). This alternate theory holds that if you take into account genetic diversity within each so-called “race” you find the same level of diversity throughout different regions of Africa as between any two African populations, despite how much time has passed since their ancestors left Africa for Eurasia.
There are six (6) major human races in the world: Caucasian, African, Native American, Mongolian, Oriental, and Aboriginal.
Each race is less than 100% genetically different from every other race. Humans share more than 99% of their genetic material with each other. But that 1% difference can lead to significant physical differences between races like skin tone or hair color! Scientists believe that this small percentage of genetic variation arose due to changes in geographical location and migrations out of Africa 50 000-100 000 years ago. Maybe some day soon we will know what exact events caused such big physiologic differences among these closely related groups.