North, south, cyclone or hurricane, we’re all we’ve got
Today’s question: Is there some official organization that decides how many human races there are? No. In fact, any crackpot is free to come up with any crackpot number. Considering that all races share 99.99 percent of the same genetic code, it really doesn’t seem to make a hell of a lot of difference, does it?
The United States Office of Management and Budget says there are five: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and White.
Or some say there are four — Caucasian, Asian, Black and Australoid.
And some say there are 30 “subraces” within that group of four. We won’t go into all those here.
I found another list that divided us into 50 or so. That one didn’t really make much sense.
All and all, I think it would be best to try not to worry about it. There’s just us and we’re all we’ve got.
During this season of hurricanes it seems like these events are all in the northern hemisphere. Does the southern hemisphere get hurricanes or do our news outlets just not report them?
Huh? New outlets just don’t re- port them? Where did you get an idea like that? Maybe we miss a few things now and then, but it would be kind of hard to overlook a hurricane.
Of course there are hurricanes in the southern hemisphere. Why wouldn’t there be?
There aren’t as many hurricanes in the south (where they are called cyclones) as there are in the north. That’s because the ocean temperatures are cooler down there.