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Thurisaz

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Dragon Red

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Subj: Re: Different race's - advantage in sports.
Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 at 09:42:14 pm EST (Viewed 355 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Different race's - advantage in sports.
Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 at 08:47:15 am EST (Viewed 357 times)



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    What are you guys on about? If a slave owner wanted big strong slaves for the next generation, all they have to do is take a big strong slave and use him like a stud horse, and hey presto, chances are most of his off spring will grow up to be big and strong like himself. In one generation.


The lack of evidence I believe they are referring to deals with the racist notion that this selective breeding was intended and/or had the effect of lowering the intelligence of the offspring. Which, certainly there is no evidence that I am aware of. However, to your common sense take on the physical impact...the evidence is obvious. In terms of speed and strength the African American athlete is unbelievable. How else do you account for 13% of the population having north of 65% representation in sports where physical speed and strength are critical, namely American football and basketball.

If it were not a function of selective breeding for enhanced physical attributes and rather a function of something specific in the DNA inherited then Africa would be a pro sports recruiter's dream. Yet we find that is not the case.

I don't argue that slave owners may have had the intent of breeding them for lower intelligence but clearly if they did that failed. 21st century understanding of intelligence is still a mystery. The 17th and 18th century versions of what makes someone smart were even more remedial. Heck, in the 20th century they were still measuring skulls to gauge intelligence.

So, while the discussion over the impact selective breeding by slave owners had is taboo, because it supposedly lowered intelligence, if you rightfully remove that from the equation you are left with observable evidence that it had a physical impact.




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