Could the world eventually become one race through the interbreeding of races over time?


Genetically speaking is it possible? I would like to know more about how dom/recess genes work with skin complexion as i’m just basing this question on the layman’s observation that interracial couples produce mixed childen whose skin complexion lies somewhere between the two.. This would also be assuming an idealistic future world society millions of years down the road whose moralities have progressed past all prejudice/racism/tribalism due to globalization/integration/social reform.

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This is much more of a cultural question than a biological one. Race is very difficult to define scientifically. For example, SPECIES is quite easy to define: “the largest group of organisms in which any two individuals of the appropriate sexes or mating types can produce fertile offspring, typically by sexual reproduction”. Homo sapiens is a species. We cannot reproduce sexually with chimpanzees.

Race is not so easy to define scientifically. It is something that is mostly defined culturally. Seems that part of human behavior is to create meaningful categories that have assigned values. Skin tone sometimes. Accent sometimes. Language sometimes. Shape of nose sometimes. It seems unlikely that humans will ever be able to overcome this.

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