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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Imagine a world...... which humans hadn't evolved quite as they have, but that instead evolution stopped 70,000 years ago, and that the two extant strains of bipedal primate were Neanderthals and Homo Erectus.

Here are a few forensic artists' reconstructions of Neanderthals:

And here are a few forensic artists' reconstructions of Homo erectus:

Now imagine that these Neanderthals and Homo erectus had evolved different brain sizes, with correspondingly differing levels of intelligence and inhibition.

Now imagine that one group had created technology, and a written language, while the more primitive group remained in the Stone Age.

Then imagine that some of the Stone Agers tried to live in the society created by the group which had created technology. But since the Stone Agers hadn't evolved the same way, they generally didn't function as well in that technical/industrial society.

Then imagine that the Stone Agers performed relatively poorly on virtually every test of cognition ever developed, and that they had a higher propensity to commit violent crime.

Then, if you can, suspend your disbelief for a moment and try to imagine something really absurd: that anybody who noticed any differences between the two groups was considered a horrible person for having noticed! So, just about everybody had to carry on pretending that there were no differences.

Can you imagine what a horrible mess that world would be?

All I can say is, thank goodness that in our world -- the real world -- all groups evolved the exact same level of cognitive skills!

(Note that I did not say which group was which -- that's your own racist conclusion.)


Anonymous said...


- Ed

Anonymous said...

Basically this tells the story of most African American blacks. Statistically proven lower IQ and also much more violent compared to all other races. Am this wrong? Please advise

John Craig said...

Anon --
The parallel is pretty obvious.

Anonymous said...

I thought so but I was just checking, thanks!-B

Anonymous said...

By the way, I'm also observing that virtually no one (except me) even commented on this post. And I think it's due to fear of the very ones being referred to. It's the 800 lb elephant (or gorilla) in the room that everyone doesn't want to acknowledge. Whatever happened to the virtue of telling the truth?

John Craig said...

Anon (B?) --
It's not considered a virtue when it comes to race. Hasn't been for a long time, actually.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I thought truth is supposed to set you free? I wonder if this will ever change. b:)

John Craig said...

B --
The encouraging thing is, it actually does seem to be changing right now. Not to the point where most people would feel free to point out what I have above, but to the point where people are sick to death of political correctness, which is just another way of saying, factual incorrectness.

Anonymous said...

This is true and probably one of the reasons Trump was so appealing. Also, any step in the right direction is a good thing-baby step is better than no step. B

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