Post by Christopher M. J
A serious question, they seem physically and intellectually somewhat
less evolved in many cases.
They are just as evolved as other races, only adapted differently:
1 The visual memory of aborigines is much better as tests show. The
visual cortex is larger. This helped them navigate and track.
2 Some have apparently a mechanism for shuting down blood flow to the
legs to conserve heat.
3 They have no experience with alcohol, unlike Europeans whose
alcaholic ancestors died thosands of years ago.
4 Low adaption to starchy high gycemic index high sugar spike
response foods or fatty meats. They went from wild food to junk food
in 3 instead of 30 generations.
5 Inability to cope with influenza.
6 IQ test measure several components of intelligence and sum them into
a weighted average called the IQ. Close examination of the various
types of IQ test show a bias: eg visuo spatial and lignuistic logic
between the various races even if they have similar IQs.
Unfortunately by preventing the study of racial differences the
anti-racist left has prevented us from understanding the cognitive and
psychological differences that probaly shape aboriginals. Therefore
we can't respect them or tailor our laws and policies to sympathise
with their needs
"Australian Aborigines have long been famous for their ability to
navigate the trackless wastes, to find water holes and locate animal
lairs. Modern testing has shown that this is because they excel in
what is called 'visual memory.' On average, they perform about 50
percent better than whites when asked to recall what they saw in a
room or picture. For 4,000 generations --- about 80,000 years ---
Aborigines were hunter-gatherers in the harsh Australian interior, an
environment that put a strong premium on remembering landmarks that
could mean the differences between death and survival.
"Now Clive Harper, a professor of pathology in Sydney, Australia,
reports that the visual cortex, which processes visual information, is
about 25 percent larger in Aborigines than in whites and has more
nerve cells. He points out that no one really knows how the visual
cortex works, but the difference in size suggests inherently superior
spatial ability. However, racial differences in brain structure are a
very unfashionable area of study, and Prof. Harper has been unable to
publish his work in any scientific journal. Editors are 'anxious that
this was going to be seen as some form of discrimination,' says Prof
Harper. The organizers of a conference in the United States also
refused to let him present his work." [Alasdair Palmer, The
Difference, Sunday Telegraph (London), Nov. 19, 2000.]
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