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Old March 26th, 2015 #1
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Default Study shows humans are evolving faster than previously thought

Results of largest ever genetics study of a single population could also help refine dates for major events during human evolution

Humans are evolving more rapidly than previously thought, according to the largest ever genetics study of a single population.

Scientists reached the conclusion after showing that almost every man alive can trace his origins to one common male ancestor who lived about 250,000 years ago. The discovery that so-called “genetic Adam”, lived about 100,000 years more recently than previously understood suggests that humans must have been genetically diverging at a more rapid rate than thought.

Kári Stefánsson, of the company deCODE Genetics and senior author of the study, said: “It means we have evolved faster than we thought.”

The study also shows that the most recent common male ancestor was alive at around the same time as “mitochondrial Eve” - the last woman to whom all females alive today can trace their mitochondrial DNA.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2...iously-thought

 
Old June 11th, 2015 #2
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Evolving faster... but in which direction? Selection pressure since the invention of agriculture and urbanization has been towards disease resistance and fertility. Since the invention of welfare it has been towards fertility and perhaps away from intelligence.

But what about the fact that those on welfare are mainly breeding with others on welfare, while those of a particular social class strongly tend to marry within that class? Are we splitting up into 2 species like the Morlocks and Eloi in H.G. Wells' book "The Time Machine?"
 
Old June 24th, 2015 #3
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Evolving faster... but in which direction? Selection pressure since the invention of agriculture and urbanization has been towards disease resistance and fertility. Since the invention of welfare it has been towards fertility and perhaps away from intelligence.

But what about the fact that those on welfare are mainly breeding with others on welfare, while those of a particular social class strongly tend to marry within that class? Are we splitting up into 2 species like the Morlocks and Eloi in H.G. Wells' book "The Time Machine?"
When welfare for illegitimate children switched from Aid to Families with Dependent Children to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families it ceased to be a lifetime entitlement. I have hopes that within the reasonably near future all government assistance for the illegitimate children of the biologically inferior will come to an end.
 
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Agriculture and civilization exert different population pressures than hunting and gathering. Also, a large gene pool evolves faster than a small gene pool because there are more chances that beneficial mutations will develop.
 
Old June 24th, 2015 #5
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More important than size of a gene pool is the selection pressure. The problem with modern society is that there is very little selection pressure, and most of it is against socially positive traits.

From the Darwinian perspective, a mutation is only beneficial if it increases the odds of that mutation being passed on relative to other genes. In a welfare society there is very little selection pressure. There are very few genetic changes that increase or decrease the odds of a mutation being passed on, unless it is something that directly increases fertility or is lethal.

What good would a mutation that increases intelligence be? There is a negative correlation between intelligence and fertility. What good would a mutation be that makes you more inclined towards teamwork? This society rewards selfish behavior, especially as pertains to reproduction.
 
Old July 14th, 2015 #6
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An internet troll is one who angers others on the internet. I anger anti Semites by pointing out why they are anti Semitic.
Nah, you are just an internet troll that spews the usual suspects propaganda.

No, you actually don't anger anti-Semites by pointing out why they are at all.

We do know why there are anti-Semites worldwide and that is all due to this
lying hypocrisy and chutzpah of all these Jews and their treasonous Christian
enablers such as JT of AR, etc. ad nauseum.

See post number 16 here:
http://vnnforum.com/showthread.php?t=278553

What else isn't new?
 
Old July 14th, 2015 #7
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More important than size of a gene pool is the selection pressure. The problem with modern society is that there is very little selection pressure, and most of it is against socially positive traits.

From the Darwinian perspective, a mutation is only beneficial if it increases the odds of that mutation being passed on relative to other genes. In a welfare society there is very little selection pressure. There are very few genetic changes that increase or decrease the odds of a mutation being passed on, unless it is something that directly increases fertility or is lethal.

What good would a mutation that increases intelligence be? There is a negative correlation between intelligence and fertility. What good would a mutation be that makes you more inclined towards teamwork? This society rewards selfish behavior, especially as pertains to reproduction.
That is correct what's in bold above.
The selective pressures for Whites/Aryans were the Ice Ages.
Therein intelligence and forethought and teamwork and altruism verses selfishness and individualism and stupidity were the keys to our survival and also our own social and cultural and biological evolution up north and near the glaciers.

"Geneticist Fritz Lenz, writing in 1934, viewed creating and maintaining a superior race as the ultimate struggle:

Undoubtedly, one may lead our race to such an ascent and flowering like it has never achieved before. But if we lose heart, our Nordic race will utterly die. … Before us stands the greatest task of history.

That is, active efforts must be made to preserve the best elements and to rid the race of detrimental elements by discouraging reproduction of those who are prone to criminality, low intelligence, or psychiatric disorders.

I first became aware of the idea that natural selection in the north was responsible for the unique traits of Europeans by reading Fritz Lenz, whose work is reviewed in Raciology. Lenz, like several modern theorists (e.g., Richard Lynn and J. Philippe Rushton), gives major weight to the selective pressures of the Ice Age on northern peoples. He proposed that the intellectual abilities of these peoples are due to a great need to master the natural environment, resulting in selection for traits related to mechanical ability, structural design, and inventiveness in problem solving (what psychologists term “performance IQ”). He argued that Jewish intelligence, in contrast, was the result of intensive social living (what psychologists term “verbal IQ”).

That's amazing when you look up who Fritz Lenz was. "Fritz A Lenz (9 March 1887 in Pflugrade, Pomerania – 6 July 1976 in Göttingen) was a German geneticist, member of the Nazi Party, and influential specialist in "racial hygiene" (also called eugenics) during the Third Reich, one of the leading German theorists of "scientific racism" which legitimized the Nazi racial policies, starting with the 1935 Nuremberg Laws."

MacDonald never adds "of course I don't endorse the work of this evil Nazi" disclaimer, and admits Lenz influenced MacDonald's own work. For Vdare this is unheard of.

The rest of the review introduces many great pioneers and promoters of racial science including Arthur de Gobineau, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Lothrop Stoddard, and even National Socialists like Otto Reche, all presented in a matter of fact style.

A Vdare reader who follows the links in MacDonald's review and reads with an open mind will be Jew wise by the end of the day."

In the tropics there just was very little such "selective pressure" for anything other than running fast and jumping away from large predators into trees!

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