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Old February 27 2013, 04:08 AM   #7
Temis the Vorta
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Re: Multi-racial aliens

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Don't forget the Andorians and Aenar, weren't they two races of the same species?
More like two distinct subspecies, akin to modern humans and Neanderthals. Aenar had larger, higher-crowned skulls, differently shaped antenna tips, and telepathic abilities, in addition to being blind and albino.
Now we're getting into the problem of race being a cultural construct, but physical differences are part of what defines a race, so it's unclear to me whether there's a real difference between a race and a sub-species (and I'd call Neanderthals a different species altogether.)
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