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Monday, August 3, 2015

"Erectus Walks Amongst Us"

Commenter "High Arka" said after the previous post that it reminded her of the book Erectus Walks Amongst Us. I looked it up and have read several chapters at random. So far it's fascinating, one of the best summaries of racial differences -- on a lot of different parameters -- I've ever read.

Evidently author Richard D. Fuerle's primary thesis is that the races separated much earlier than commonly thought. I haven't read enough to form any sort of opinion on that, and in any case it's not the sort of question that will have a definitive answer anytime soon. But whether or not you buy that theory, his summary of genetic differences between the races is worth reading.


Mark Caplan said...

Is that Richard D. Fuerle's portrait on the book cover?

I can't find anything online regarding Fuerle's education or credentials, or whether the name is perhaps a pseudonym.

"D. Fuerle" I think is a pun on Der Fuehrer.

John Craig said...

Mark --
That occurred to me too. That said, he does a good job of tying together evolution and genetics to the current state of affairs.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Craig,
Thank you very much for revealing the existence of Erectus Walks Among Us. The only exposure I have had to a detailed work on human evolution was Guns, Germs, and Steel. The egalitarian "proofs" in the book made me put it down permanently after only 2 chapters. Curiously, the book was a gift from my sister's ex-boyfriend, a Korean neurologist with a stratospheric IQ. He obviously knows that NE Asians have a greater number of neurons and synapses per white matter cc than YKWs and act accordingly, yet believes that all humans have a 100 IQ. After reading the REAL news on the internet, the stupidity of a certain ethnic group does not,to put it mildly, validate this belief.
I read the chapter on miscegenation first because my wife, like you, is mixed. While most of what the author writes is credible, it seems a stretch to say that mixing 2 different ethnic groups screws up thousands of years of evolution. If this is true, I hope you and your father feel as bad as I do, because I'm Japanese and my wife is Portugese, Filipino, and a drop of red dot Indian.
OT, a few years ago you visited Hawaii and wrote how beautiful the islands are. Ever thought of moving here? If you are a low key kind of individual, you would be viewed as just another old hapa haole man, one among many.
Keep up the good work and continue enraging the PC mob.

John Craig said...

Anon --
Thank you very much. Yes, I'm amazed Erectus Walks Amongst Us hasn't gotten more publicity; the author writes with authority on a number of different aspects of racial differences, and he is completely indifferent to pc sacred cows. I haven't read Guns, Germs, and Steel, but from what I've heard, it contains a lot of propaganda.

Regarding your sister's ex-boyfriend, I think a lot of basically intelligent people have been pretty much brainwashed into believing what they are supposed to, what with the media sustaining the myth that if you don't shut your eyes to certain things you're an evil person. And even if people don't believe in racial IQ equality privately, the path of least resistance as you go through life is to at least pay lip service to it publicly.

Speaking as one of mixed race, I'd have to say that mixing races DOES in fact undo (I wouldn't quite say "screws up") thousands of years of evolution. The key question, though, is, is the resulting mixture better or worse, and in what ways?

Hawaii has always been a dream of mine, but at this point in my life it would mean moving away from my aging parents, which I couldn't do, and my kids, which I wouldn't want to do. I still maintain it's the most beautiful place I've ever been to, though.