Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Race as difference

I took the test on race from Race- The Power of Illusion. Among the things I didn't know:
  • the fruit fly (and not humans) has the highest genetic variation;
  • we don't know what causes the different skin colors; and
  • if everyone would be wiped out, except people in Asia, there will still be 94% of human genetic variation.
Among the things that I did know where:
  • race doesn't predict who you are, what you like, or what disease you will inherit;
  • most likely your ancestors are connected to Nefertiti, Julius Caesar and Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, all of them together, given the intermixing that took place throughout the years.
Where does this leave race? I'd say it leaves it as a very convenient way of establishing false hierarchies among human beings.

2 comments:

E.C. said...

First,
Jewish people are the most intelligent. They win almost 40% of the Nobel Prize's and they have a small population of only 14 million. So by far they exceed the other races in intelligence. The other races having huge numbers and such small contributions.

Second,
IQ tests, test intellectual conformity, not creativity and originality. This would explain the Asian high IQ's. They as a people are the ultimate conformists.

In IQ tests there is typically only one answer to the problem. That problem being a social conformity to reason. But everyone knows that Genius's and all the greatest developments in the world are not the product of conformity. Conformity never breeds creativity. We can see this in the lack of influence the Asian population has had on Science. China used to be called the "sick man" of Asia. Their population is massive and their contribution to innovation is almost nil. We can see this lack of originality in their adoptation of European philosophies, I.e. Communism.

Friedrich Nietzsche and other Philosophers have critized Asians. Nietsche used the words "Pallid osification" to describe Orientals.

Pallid: lacking sparkle or liveliness, dull.

Osification: Process of becoming inflexible: the process of becoming set and inflexible in behavior, attitudes, and actions. Inflexible conformity: rigid, unthinking acceptance of social conventions.

The reality is Asian people have yet to understand that laws and rules are arbitrary. Europeans make the rules and Asian's follow them.

It also doesn't make sense that Asian's are considered smart because of the fact that they have destroyed their own countries. This is due to over-population and their basic lack of enviromental understanding.

It is also common scientific fact that women who have many children are ignorant, and those who have less children are more intelligent. This has already been proven in studies. So it seems strange to say that Asians are smart when the obviousness of their backwards countries, and medieval lifestyle makes them contrary to that premise.

Europeans have the most advanced civilizations and every other race has yet to meet these levels other than the Japanese. The Japanese only being good at copying other people's inventions and making them better. Other than that their original creativity is lacking as well. They took American cars and made them better. They took the German camera and made it better. And they took German steel and made it better. Otherwise the greatest advances still come from Europeans and Jews. Other than that the Orientals have yet to produce an Einstein or a Thomas Edison.

When it comes to Black people. It makes sense that they have low intellectual comformity, I.e. IQ tests. They are far too creative to be trapped in this unoriginal form of conditioning. You can tell their creative capacity in their athletics, music, dance, and the way they talk. They by far exceed the Asiatic races in these areas. Being better singers, musicians ect. Blacks far exceed Asians in emotive expression. In all of North America there is only one or two famous high-paid Asian actors.

Reality, Europeans rule the world and they have allowed others to exist only out of desire for economic bennifet. They, (Europeans) are also the physically strongest, winning the Strongest Man competitions again and again. And they have become the most effective hunters due to their neccesity for animal food stuffs in a northern climate with lack of vegetables.

The greater the conformity, the weaker the race. Thus we see the races as they are today. The wild animal being bred out of man, and the physically impotent, conformist thriving.

Otherwise "Group psychology" is the most destructive thing in the world. All these stereotypes are false when it comes to the individual. Individualism is the most important thing for this time. All countries, Relgions, groups need to dissolve for man to live in peace.

thinking about difference said...

wow, now that was a long comment! i'm not sure i buy into most of the 'claims' that are rendered here as facts. i must be a really awkward case, cause:

1. i know at least one jewish person who is not that smart (besides, i'm not sure how to find out who's 'truly' jewish and who's not, given the intermixing and all the historical legacy...).

2. i know at least two asians who are not conformists. oh, yes, and they are women!

3. my friend is about to give birth to triplets. so she'll have LOTS of kids. and man, oh man, isn't she one of the brightest human beings i know...

well, i could go on and on. but i guess these are all but statistical aberrations.

needless to say, i think my blog stands against the type of stereotypes and 'facts' you mention here. i am just a bit puzzled by your last paragraph, saying you think individualism is the way (since you seem to rely so much on classifying people into races and attaching labels to them - or am i misreading the comment?)

oh, yes, and i would never take nietzsche as a model in life! he seemed the greatest to me when i was 16, but after that, i grew up and found him just a frustrated male who didn't get his share of power...

 
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