in his recent address to the mencken club, steve sailer said:
“Who would win in a fight: Human biodiversity or human cultural diversity?
“Look, they are not Batman and Superman struggling for superhero dominance. They are, or ought to be, complementary tools for improving our understanding, just as numbers and words are. There will be different answers for different specific situations.”
sure. great. cool. i’m all for researching both human biodiversity and human cultural diversity.
but what i still wanna know is: where does culture come from?
as i said before, a lot of human culture is just sorta accidental – people in png use bird-of-paradise feathers to decorate themselves while austrians traditionally did not ’cause birds-of-paradise actually live in png and not in austria.
but mightn’t some aspects of human culture be rooted in our biology? our differing biologies?
for example, a greater number of people of west african decent have more fast-twitch fibers in their muscles than do, say, people of european decent. (it’s a genetic thang.) this enables more of them, on average, to be f*cking fast sprinters as compared to us lard-*ss europeans.
but what else could one do with all those fast-twitch muscles? hmmmmmmm…
compare that to this (“heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to work we go!”)…
now that’s what i call human biodiversity!
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