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RE: Interesting Article

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julia anderson
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2002-08-02 17:54:33


Yes,

You are right. And amount of body fat is important too. But sometimes when you tense up you sink, and when you relax, you float better. I find the science interesting, but I'm always reminded that the cultural factors weigh heavily here.

Now, if we had a generation of young black people who had the same access to swimming pools and teaching/coaching as their counterparts (matched samples), then I would take more notice of the findings. I've seen enough black people swimming to discount a lot of what I read (it smacks of the sort of science that claimed that blacks had smaller brains, etc, that came out in the late 19th century -- a pile of wishful thinking). In short, a lot of the biological facts may be valid, but the question is how important are those differences, and (second question) are the implications of any real relevance?

-- JA

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