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    Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Discussion in another thread gave rise to this poll.

    Simply, do you think evolution, with it's supposed changing of humans, left mental and physical competence equal among all races? I ask because I haven't been given much if any empirical proof or valuable evidence for either side. I, for one, am highly suspicious of the notion that evolution left all races equally intelligent. So I'm left to question each side.

    Do the Chinese have an overall higher intelligence than, say, Aboriginees of Australia? Looking at history, I can see that certain races advanced far faster than other races. All humans can almost be treated like a bacteria, with different strains of the same virus, what with the way we've spread.

    Do you think evolution, with it's "magical" ability to cause people to vary from physical features and skin color, change everthing save mental competence? If mental competence wasn't touched in the slightest so that all races are equally intelligent, do you think physical prowess was also untouched in the slightest? What other things do you think political correctn---ehm, evolution, decide to leave equal?

    Please support your claims with evidence otherwise this'll just be a repeat of the other thread.

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    Last edited by Wake; 09-15-11 at 02:51 PM.

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    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Discussion in another thread gave rise to this poll.

    Simply, do you think evolution, with it's supposed changing of humans, left mental and physical competence equal among all races? I ask because I haven't been given much if any empirical proof or valuable evidence for either side. I, for one, am highly suspicious of the notion that evolution left all races equally intelligent. So I'm left to question each side.

    Do the Chinese have an overall higher intelligence than, say, Aboriginees of Australia? Looking at history, I can see that certain races advanced far faster than other races. All humans can almost be treated like a bacteria, with different strains of the same virus, what with the way we've spread.

    Do you think evolution, with it's "magical" ability to cause people to vary from physical features and skin color, change everthing save mental competence? If mental competence wasn't touched in the slightest so that all races are equally intelligent, do you think physical prowess was also untouched in the slightest? What other things do you think political correctn---ehm, evolution, decide to leave equal?

    Please support your claims with evidence otherwise this'll just be a repeat of the other thread.

    what I always find amusing is that people have no problem admitting that environment has affected physical evolution, but if you dare suggest that environment might have affected mental evolution you are suddenly a flaming racist.
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    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    what I always find amusing is that people have no problem admitting that environment has affected physical evolution, but if you dare suggest that environment might have affected mental evolution you are suddenly a flaming racist.
    This. This all too much.

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    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Discussion in another thread gave rise to this poll.

    Simply, do you think evolution, with it's supposed changing of humans, left mental and physical competence equal among all races? I ask because I haven't been given much if any empirical proof or valuable evidence for either side. I, for one, am highly suspicious of the notion that evolution left all races equally intelligent. So I'm left to question each side.

    Do the Chinese have an overall higher intelligence than, say, Aboriginees of Australia? Looking at history, I can see that certain races advanced far faster than other races. All humans can almost be treated like a bacteria, with different strains of the same virus, what with the way we've spread.

    Do you think evolution, with it's "magical" ability to cause people to vary from physical features and skin color, change everthing save mental competence? If mental competence wasn't touched in the slightest so that all races are equally intelligent, do you think physical prowess was also untouched in the slightest? What other things do you think political correctn---ehm, evolution, decide to leave equal?

    Please support your claims with evidence otherwise this'll just be a repeat of the other thread.
    Is it possible? I think so. And I mean that it's possible that there may be slight variations as to how brains think, operate with regards to race. I don't think these differences make anybody better or worse, ect, they're just variations. I think we see this in nature all the time.

    I also believe that any variations will be so slight that it's of no consequence at all, at the end of the day. Also I think any slight biological differences are trumped 10 fold by 'nurture' or environmental differences.

    Is there any way of being able to confirm/deny this scientifically in the reasonably near future? No. Too many culture-related variables that would make any study based on intelligence tests - for example - virtually impossible to accurately conduct in my opinion. How do you judge intelligence anyways? What's 'smart' for one person or culture is not always smart for the next...

    Therefore, it is not worth debating because at the end of the day every human race deserves the same basic respect & human right, and I think as we delve farther into a topic like this scientifically, all that will happen is we will have theoretical "winners" and "losers", and I can't see any good coming out of that.
    Last edited by David D.; 09-15-11 at 03:13 PM.

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    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Let's start with the premises. What are the races you are referring to? Let's get a complete list first, then we can try tackling the question posed...
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    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Let's start with the premises. What are the races you are referring to? Let's get a complete list first, then we can try tackling the question posed...
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    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Why didn't you put an "I don't know" option?

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    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    It's not a fallacy to ask someone what you mean by a specific term.

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    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Why didn't you put an "I don't know" option?
    Search "confound" in this thread. But if there was an option to edit a poll then you'd see it in there.

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    Re: Did evolution leave all races equal in terms of mental and physical competence?

    What is harder, surviving in a South American jungle or surviving in Siberia? I don't know. I know the pool knowledge required to survive in either one is different. The mental capacity remains constant for both individuals.
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