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September 25, 2004

HBU

In an earlier post one commentor mentioned the "overlapping territories of biology in terms of hbd, and history." Eh, well, that post had little to do with human biodiversity, that is, intergroup differences. Rather, I was focusing on what I perceived to be a human universal. This has happened before on this blog, all biologistic topics seem to be slotted into "hbd," when a lot of them don't really fit too well into that category. In the interests of symmetry, I will introduce a neologism, human biouniversality, or hbu. Of course, there is the gray land of intragroup variation. Where you draw the line between hbd & hbu is up to your judgement, but they are definitely two ends of a spectrum.

Posted by razib at 04:14 AM