Quote:I'm not saying that hockey rugby and tennis are not tiring and need a lot of endurance but I am agreeing with the percentages 13% of a population accounting for 65% of its makeup is quite a significant finding. So I agree with Thuriszaz about it.
Quote:There are all sorts of statistics supporting all sorts of false assumptions about one race being mentally or physically superior.
Quote:The belief or thought that one race is smarter or stronger or faster or whatever...is part of why things like racism exist. One group feels superior than another, and with very little true evidence.
Quote:I think this may be a point of misunderstanding in terms of context here. Is a Labrador a superior dog to a great dane? No, they are just different in terms of what function they perform. Great Danes were bred to hunt and kill, Labradors were bred to bring a kill back to their owner. Its not that one dog is better. Its purely functional. So one dog will do one job better than the other can. Why is a human any different? We are all basically the same thing, we all bleed red, but, some races of human must clearly be more inclined to one sporting function over another. Naturally gifted perhaps. Or a product of their ancestors?
Then you have to account for a breeds intelligence too as one of these traits. It is a physical trait afterall the make up of ones brains, the interconnectivity tissue the grey matter etc etc...
If its ok to say one race is just faster...its ok to say one race is just smarter.
That's the danger of doing this.
This is why I purposefully included the phrase "We are all basically the same thing" when referencing humans, my point was to emphasise that some humans may be more inclined to one activity vs another. You don't specifically NEED a labrador to bring back the duck you shot, any dog could do that with proper training, but, the labrador is specifically bred to do it. So will do that particular task well.
Dogs can vary quite wildly so maybe not the best example but hopefully I made my point, but since we're on the subject of intelligence, it isn't just race difference, what about male female differences. Are girls smarter than boys nowadays because they seem to be performing better in school? There is no "danger" in talking about things like this as long as you realise that there is no "superior" race, just one race may be more inclined to one activity than another.