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    From what I understand, racial differences are on a continuum. If there was someone who was 100% in a specific race [or subrace], they would be their own species rather than a race.

    Think of it like putting drops of food coloring in a glass of water; they will mix with each other, and areas will form where the color is relatively stable, and over time new color groups will form, etc.

    Sorry if this is confusing or incorrect, I am still learning about sub-races as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walhalla-Wacht View Post
    That makes perfect sense.
    So obviously this does away with the concept of 'racial purity' if no-one is genuinely racially pure?
    You have to remember that over time races will become increasingly more different than each other (assuming they don't mix) and will eventually turn into their own species. People who wish to acheive "racial purity" are thinking ahead to the future generations, just like how we may think of our children (but obviously on a much larger scale)

    Of course it could also be used with strong cultural ties, to protect traits specific to a cultural/ethnic group that would be lost if mixed (such as blonde/blue)

    Or it could just be to speed up natural selection (people breed based on favorable traits anyway) Kind of like breeding dogs


    So to be honest, the reason lies within the individual; there isn't really a "reason" for most concepts people come up with anyway, other than to just try something.

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