View Full Version : Can Old People Be Classified?

Wednesday, November 12th, 2003, 09:15 AM
I know that children can't be properly classified, but what about old people? because i wanted to classify my grandma but i don't have any pic when she was young :(

Friday, November 14th, 2003, 08:20 PM
Radio-carbon dating is a good tool for it. :D

Dr. Solar Wolff
Saturday, November 15th, 2003, 06:41 AM
Nobody really likes using old bones to describe a "type" Boule did this with the "old man" Neandethal and got into a lot of trouble. Since then, everybody wants to use young but mature individuals.

This brings us to the real issue, however. Typing, as it is done here at Skadi, is insane. You can't fully describe anyone from a snapshot of their face. One might be described as white or black (sub-species) but racial ("sub-racial types") becomes harder and harder even without proper information. A side picture and a frontal view plus some information such as height, weight, age, facial length, head height, head lenght, would be nice.

Friday, June 18th, 2010, 10:03 AM
Yes they can

Bill Nighy- Anglo Saxon

J.R.R Tolkien- Keltic Nordid

Edith Tolkien

Imelda Staunton - Bruenn

Donald Sutherland- Saxon

Ian McKellen

Patrick Stewart