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Post time 2012-9-26 01:10:48 |Display all floors
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"(An) incendiary thesis....that separate races of human beings evolved different reproductive strategies to cope with different environments and that these strategies led to physical differences in brain size and hence in intelligence. Human beings who evolved in the warm but highly unpredictable environment of Africa adopted a strategy of high reproduction, while human beings who migrated to the hostile cold of Europe and northern Asia took to producing fewer children but nurturing them more carefully."

I'm an evolutionist, but this thesis is simply embarrassingly false and groundless. Only recently have humans in Europe and North-East Asia started having less children, and it has to do with high living standards, contraceptives, education, individualism, equality between genders etc, and in China's case also a very explicit policy.

As I said, I'm an evolutionist so I obviously must conclude there are genetics at work too, but in concerning behavior and intelligence I still think environment plays the bigger part. Everyone knows that East Asians are generally better students than Westerners, so naturally you are smarter. 50-60 years back, when white males still were good students and had the broadest access to knowledge, they would have been the smartest, most intelligent.
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Post time 2012-9-26 08:08:04 |Display all floors
  1. "(An) incendiary thesis....that separate races of human beings evolved different reproductive strategies to cope with different environments and that these strategies led to physical differences in brain size and hence in intelligence. Human beings who evolved in the warm but highly unpredictable environment of Africa adopted a strategy of high reproduction, while human beings who migrated to the hostile cold of Europe and northern Asia took to producing fewer children but nurturing them more carefully."
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A sum of crap and stupidly wrong ideas, just ideal to spread hate among the extremist dumbs who no use to make a critical reading and choose their books amongs the stingking ideas then want to read.

Please, can you use your brain 3 seconds: open a book about ethnology: the simple reason why there are no race is that there are no DNA difference between human no matter where theyr are or what colour is their skins. The 'reproductive strategies" mentionned just makes me LOL , it is so stupid and wrong! look at European countrye 100 years ago, peoples use to have 6 to 10 babies! in cold countries, and look at the inuits from Canada: they also born a lot of babies! And where do you see many babies among modern countries in tropical areas?

The darwin theory is already over: look at the research of Patrick Blanc about tropical forest plants these 20 years:  the competition between plants doesnt lead to extinction of the weak and spread of the so caller strong, but to an adaptation: plants learn to live together!

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Post time 2012-9-26 08:32:26 |Display all floors
yasawakic Post time: 2012-9-26 01:08
A sum of crap and stupidly wrong ideas, just ideal to spread hate among the extremist dumbs who no u ...
The darwin theory is already over: look at the research of Patrick Blanc about tropical forest plants these 20 years:  the competition between plants doesnt lead to extinction of the weak and spread of the so caller strong, but to an adaptation: plants learn to live together!


Of course plants that have coevolved together doesn't immediately exterminate each other, they are equally evolved and adapted with their own particular strengths. So evolution does happen, but instead of one "strong" species exterminate another "weak" one, one specie differentiate over time into several different genetic sub-types, which eventually turn into new and separate species of their own. That's why the oldest ecosystems has the highest number of species.

If you however introduce a foreign specie to a habitat which it doesn't belong, it may yet prove too much for the local system to handle, and one specie can therefor in short time endanger several indigenous species.
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Post time 2012-9-26 11:35:55 |Display all floors
It is very important that India read this book by Professor J. Philippe Rushton.  India needs to improve their genetics so that they can evolve upwards.  With bigger brains, they will be able to keep China in check and make sure they surpass China and the rest of the world.

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Post time 2012-10-29 07:53:46 |Display all floors
yasawakic Post time: 2012-9-26 08:08
A sum of crap and stupidly wrong ideas, just ideal to spread hate among the extremist dumbs who no u ...

So much crap in  the world: it's raining crap.

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Android1 Post time: 2012-5-22 13:21
Did anyone start reading the Chinese version of the book as yet?

Dude, I can't read Mandarin.

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