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  1. What about employers and employees? Do employers have the right to hire whoever they want? http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201005200033
  2. I, like many people here, believe working conditions should be better, and incomes higher. There are many people who essentially live in poverty, and struggle to afford rent in crowded apartments. Things need to change, so that anyone willing to put work and put serious effort into their work, should be able to live a decent life in decent housing, and be able to afford a few basic extra luxuries, such as a vacation once a year, and to eat out a few times every week. Now I realise there will always be people less motivated, who do not want to work as much, or are more discriminating about where or how they are willing to work. These people should still be able to live a decent life, but should have to deal with more modest standard of living. I just do not think people should have to work so hard, under poor working conditions, for so little. We would all like to improve the standard of living, and many of us at least would like to end poverty. But what does this have to do with "equality"? Most of the progressives are trying to promote "economic equality". But this is going far beyond simply ending poverty. Why do we need "equality" to end poverty and improve the standard of living for the poor? I think capitalism can provide a decent (though modest) standard of living for everyone, and a good standard of living for most. But only under some conditions. If there are too many poor people, it is going to drive down wages, worsen working conditions, and cause unemployment. This is the "Army of the Unemployed" described by Marx. High birth rates, or high levels of immigration, are simply incompatible with providing decent standards of living under capitalism. There are other systems, besides pure capitalism. But these other systems have potential problems, and even dangers. I think it might be preferable if we could essentially keep the structure we already have. I am also not sure that egalitarianism is compatible with ethnic diversity. I hope that everyone in the world can someday live without poverty, and that people can generally have a good standard of living. (we also need to take serious steps now to prevent overpopulation in the future, overpopulation will be incredible strain on the system of capitalism, because there will not be enough jobs, or housing near the jobs, for everyone)
  3. I thought we have been over this already, again and again. Humans and Chimpanzees share 98.8 percent of the same DNA. Obviously that 1.2% makes a big difference. Oh, please! You expect us to believe they cannot afford condoms? How much does a condom cost? In any event, people can get all the condoms they want if they know where to look, there are people handing them out all the time. Perhaps in Africa where most of the people are impoverished and live on less than 3 dollars a day. But not in the United States. By the way, I strongly advocate for our Western governments to drop free condoms and birth control pills by helicopter into the poor neighborhoods and Africa. And not only should abortion clinics be free, the women should actually get paid a little token extra for their trouble!
  4. Sodium methoxide is really dangerous. It is a highly corrosive liquid, more basic than sodium hydroxide. It has the unique charactaristic that if a few drops get splashed onto skin it will cause chemical burns but will deactivate pain receptors so that one may not realise that they are being burned. I have poured concentrated HNO3 before, and often I feel little points of burning on my skin from the little micro-droplets that splash up into the air, even when pouring very carefully and there is no obvious splashing. Sodium methoxide is also very flammable, and if one tries to extinguish the fire with water, it will just generate much heat as the water violently reacts with the substance, causing methanol to boil out and causing a big fire cloud to form.
  5. Actually, even blue-green light has enough energy to initiate bromine radical reactions. You might consider working in a darkened room with red light. Or use incandescent light (normal light bulb) rather than fluorescent lighting. It is a radical cascade mechanism, so another strategy is to reduce the reaction time. If the reaction can be limited to less than 5 minutes, there should be less of a problem. I do not think temperature is going to make much difference. A single photon of light can catalyse the reaction of about 40 molecules in this type of cascade. Also remember that bromine reacts at room temperature with ketones, especially if the pH is lower, through intermediate enol tautomer. Some chemists have mistakenly used acetone as a solvent for bromine, then were surprised when the brown color disappeared after a few minutes, and lachrymatory (tear gas) bromoacetone vapors were produced.This is a different type of reaction mechanism, bromine will react with acetone even in the dark.
  6. There are other more sustainable organic materials that could be used, besides wood. Switchgrass, for example, which can be easily grown in dry cold places where other agricultural crops cannot thrive. Switchgrass is also fast growing. http://farmfutures.c...le-fuel-0-28319 wood-gas using switchgrass certainly would be more sustainable than corn or sugar derived ethanol.It takes a significant quantity of energy to convert cellulose biomass into ethanol, so much of the energy content is lost. wood-gas avoids this disadvantage At the very least, wood gas could be used to provide hydrogen to fuel cell powered cars, as the wood gas typically contains about 11 percent hydrogen by volume, and even higher yields can be achieved with specialised high-temperature conversion processes. http://reviews.cnet....gen-your-trash/ article mentions that natural gas could be converted into hydrogen in the actual car itself, using a heated catalyst. Probably wood gas could be used as the fuel to generate hydrogen, and this could be done while the car is operating. http://www.scienceda...50323144532.htm
  7. Different racial/ethnic groups have different fertility rates, and often these differences can be very significant. Some groups of people have many more babies than other groups of people, and this often contributes to ethnic resentment. Different ethnic groups often have different political interests, and higher fertility rates can alter the balance of power within the time frame of a few decades. Certain ethnic groups may make accusations that it is "not fair", or accuse women from another ethnicity of having too many babies with reckless abandon. This certainly can make a large segment of a society reluctant to provide help to its poor. "Control, or the claim of control, over the means of reproduction has been more fundamental to history than control of the means of production" — R. McElbaine, "Eve’s Seed: Biology, the Sexes & Course of History" "We must understand that the most potent weapons of war are the penis and the womb. Therefore, if you cannot convince a group to control its population by discussion, debate, intelligent analysis etc., you must consider their action in using the penis & the womb to increase population, an Act of War." — Judge Jason G. Brent, "Humans: An Endangered Species" I suppose "The penis mightier than the sword" ! In "Narrow Roads of Gene Land" (volume 2) W. D. Hamilton argues that a basic cause of racism — and, particularly, of ethnically motivated genocide — is a differential birth rate between groups. "I suggested it might be useful for us to discuss the psychology of population situations and to give special attention to those where closely placed or intermixed distinct groups had strikingly different rates of increase. In particular, it might be useful to consider what this might do to competitive birth rates and aggressive instincts connected with population perceptions. . . . we were all expected, as a result of population genetical processes—natural selection in fact— to have psychological biases that wouldn't necessarily be easily visible on the surface but whose reality would come to the fore in situations where these rapid changes in a population's composition were imminent. There was a matter of within, and between-group variances involved here, this applying to the very genes that made us. It wasn't necessary to such ideas, I added, that shortages of land or whatever would be apparent right when divisive psychology took effect; it would be in this nature of the group psychology to anticipate what might be about to happen. . . . If we really wanted to understand why population is a difficult issue to discuss and to do anything about it in the world, I continued . . . , it is very essential that we understand the evolutionary forces that have moulded reproductive and territorial psychology in humans— the features must be old, of course, started doubtless mainly in our Old Stone Age past. If we wanted to recommend policies to affect population trends in any direction today, we perhaps needed to discuss first the underlying motivations that all people had to possess— that must be there from the very fact that they themselves came form successful parentage and successful families of the past." "Increase of Ashkenazi Jews in eastern Europe in the span of the nineteenth century is said to have been almost fourfold (S. Jones, In the Blood: God, Genes and Destiny (HarperCollins, London, 1996)). This implies a doubling about every generation. Very surprisingly this fact seems almost never to be discussed as part causative background to the holocaust, an omission that continues even when claims of group competition are the focus (K. MacDonald, Separation and its Discontents (Praeger, Wesport, CT, 1998 )." In South Africa, before the end of the white Apartheid government, The African National Congress (ANC) initially resorted to violence, intimidation, and terrorist tactics to consolidate power among the various Black factions. Reproduction was seen as one of the strategies to obtain an advantage in the conflict, and indeed the ANC eventually was able to consolidate power and obtain a virtual monopoly of power over South Africa. The ANC Youth League, composed of young men between 16 and 25 years old, brutally suppressed all opposition, using stabbings, and burning suspected opponents and small business owners alive by placing their body inside a rubber tire and igniting it with petrol. In the Province of Lebowa, for example, 72% of the total population were less than 20 years old. Black girls were coerced to attend evening political assemblies: “They would come into the house and tell us we should go. They didn't ask your mother they just said 'come let's go'. You would just have to go with them. They would threaten you with their belts and ultimately you would think that if you refused, they would beat you. Our parents were afraid of them”. All those opposing the wishes of the young men were reminded, that it was every woman’s obligation to give birth to new “soldiers”, in order to replace those warriors killed in the liberation struggle. The idiom of the adolescents referred to these patriotic efforts as “operation production”. Because of exactly this reason it was forbidden for the girls to use contraceptives. Delius 1996:189; Niehaus 1999:250 For Hispanic fertility rates in the USA are also quite high. The fertility rate for women of Hispanic origin was 97.5 live births per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years, which is 50 percent higher than the rate for non-Hispanic women. For women of Mexican origin the rate was 112.3 per 1,000. National Center for Health Statistics, most recent statistics collected in 1981 (for comparison, the average american female fertility rate in 1976 was only 29.6 ) This does not even take into account that hispanics have children at earlier ages. Just like compounding interest, even a slightly higher rate will cause huge differential effects after being compounded over time. Partly because of high immigration levels, but more because of high fertility rates, Hispanics are expected to constitute the majority of the American population within three to four decades. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/laplaza/2008/08/latinos-will-be.html "Multiculturalism, and Ethnic Conflict: A Rent-Seeking Perspective", Evan Osborne, Kyklos, Volume 53, Issue 4, pages 509–526, November 2000 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-6435.00131/abstract
  8. I think it is best to err on the side of caution, and avoid any mass migrations of immigrants directly accross the world. Race is an important human trait, and should not be ignored just because the lines are not always clearly defined. That video failed to substantiate its claim that the "most recent common ancestor" was as recent as it claimed. Yes, I suppose their could be very slow genetic exchange that could potentially cause genes from one region of the world to drift to distant parts. But I think the effect of this is much less than the author believes, due to various other more complicated factors (such as avoidance of cross ethnic marriage, and negetive natural selection). Switchgrass (panicum virgatum) is a single plant species, with several very diverse forms. These different forms have stricking differences between them, but can generally be grouped into two main cytotypes, each of which is adapted to a particular type of climate. If you want to ignore race, and think the human racial diversity in the world has little importance, then do not be surprised when people like me do not care about declining biodiversity or endangered species. I care more about protecting the continuation of my ethnicity than I do about the snow leopard.
  9. Do you mean Mulattos ? (part black, part white) I believe there is a separate group in South Africa known as the "Coloureds". What about voluntary racial segregation? Most Blacks would choose to go be with the other Blacks, and most Whites would choose to go be with other whites. There could even be an "integrated" section, for those that prefer racial diversity. lol
  10. All those cars do not need petrol. There are plenty of wood chips (or other organic material) that can be burned instead! http://www.lowtechma...d-gas-cars.html On a weight basis, wood chips have 40 percent of the energy content of petrol.
  11. 85% of prison rapes in the USA are comitted by Black men, despite black men only constituting 41% of the prison population. Most prison rapes in the USA are comitted by black men on white men. The phenomena of blacks exclusively raping whites has been substantially documented since the 1960s. Both quantitative and qualitative data show that blacks exclusively raping whites has been constant. sources: Davis 1968; Jones 1976; Nacci 1978; Nacci and Kane 1984; Bowker 1980; Lookwood 1980; Starchild 1990 For every year in an American prison, a prisoner on average has a 6% chance of being raped. If someone is in prison for 15 years, probability is not in their favor. :frown: Rape and Racism: Black Rapists, White Victims A special complicating problem for American prisons is that they are racially integrated institutions (Buffum 1982, p. 104). The oppressive characteristics of race relations in the society as a whole penetrates the relationships between whites and blacks inside prisons (Buffum 1982, p. 104). Scacco (1982, p. 91) argues that the issue of racism predominates as a central point in sexual victimisation within correctional institutions. It has even been cited as being the single most important socio-demographic characteristic associated with victimisation. These statistics may be due to the over-representation of minorities in prisons. However, rapes are not randomly distributed within the prison population, especially with respect to race (Bowker 1980, p.7). In American prisons, studies by sociologists suggest that more than 90% of rapes are inter-racial and may be motivated more by a need for sexual dominance over another race than by sexual passions (Starchild 1990, p. 145). Many rapes are by blacks on whites, suggesting that it gives the lower-class black, who has felt trod upon all his life, his one chance to dominate a white person (Starchild 1990, p. 145). Consequently, the victims are almost always young white prisoners. (Scacco 1982, p. 91) has also noted a disproportionate number of black aggressors and white victims in studies of sexual assaults in jails and prisons. Even if the minority of prisoners are black, the minority of victims are white (Scacco 1982, p. 91). When 'targets' were asked to identify their aggressors at the time of their rape, most were black (80%), some were Hispanic (14%), and a few were white (6%). (Lookwood 1980, p. 28 ) At the Tennessee State Penitentiary, when asked about the races of the aggressors and victims in rape incidents, nearly all whites agreed that the aggressors were black and the victims were white (Bowker 1980, p. 8 ). However, Bowker did note that most black respondents claimed that both blacks and whites raped whites frequently, and there were occasions when blacks raped blacks. As discussed, it is unusual for either black or Chicano youngsters to be 'turned out'. The blacks and Mexicans-Americans tend to look out for their own and will not turn out one of their own race (Wooden and Parker 1982, p.106). "I'm a 36 year old white male. heterosexual. raped by black inmates in 1978, still have nightmares and afraid of one day my mind snapping. The Texas prison system lacks in professional counselors to talk to and the psychologist either dont want to talk or want you to take drugs. After the incident I asked to be put in PC and they refused so I wrote the FBI, who came to see me but not before I was taken into a room with the "warden" and threatened if I didn't tell the Feds to forget the whole thing my life would be made real uncomfortable there. So I blew it off...and I stabbed one of the black M.F.'s that raped me about 6 times with a pair of 6" scissors. I wasn't caught and I don't know if he died or what.... I don't need the added pressures of being labeled a punk." — M., from Beaumont, Texas Prisons are already segregated by gender; Perhaps the prisons should also be racially segregated. The plain truth is that racially segregated prisons would drastically reduce prison rapes, and prevent the spread of AIDS, both within the prison, and to the outside world. Prisons are one of the primary breeding grounds for AIDS, not least of which because rape and anal intercourse carry a much higher probabibility of sexual transmission (both rapes and anal intercourse are much "rougher", leading to microtearing of skin. even when a condom is used, chances of transmission of disease are still higher) http://www.politicalforum.com/health-care/225740-aids-rife-black-community.html But the "progressives" refuse to look at the facts. Their ideology of racial integration must override any and all problems that such policies may cause. If there is a serious problem in America's prisons, there needs to be a serious solution. Multiracialist politicians and media are ignoring and refusing to discuss the issue. I think most prisoners would prefer to be amongst their own kind (racially), if given the option. There is obviously much race-based violence happening in prisons. Segregation could dramatically reduce violence. Putting prisoners in a situation where they have such a high chance of being infected with HIV against their will is inhumane. Racial segregation would thus give prisoners more rights than racial integration. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX2W8lgVUeA&feature=related
  12. What many of the environmentalists refuse to understand is that most of the pollution our developed countries are causing is coming from China. Either force the Chinese to comply with our levels of environmental protections when they are manufacturing our products, or impose tariffs on them. http://www.scienceforums.net/topic/65772-outsourcing-our-pollution-to-china/page__pid__671774#entry671774
  13. About those Bonobos, this has also been observed amongst traditional humans in Africa: Zulu chiefs and military leaders traditionally engaged in homosexual "thigh-thrusting" with their subordinates or troops to "create intimacy and loyalty". "Boy Wives": Age-differentiated Homosexuality In the central African Zande culture, before European conquest, it was regarded "as very sensible for a man to sleep with boys when women are not available or are taboo." English anthropologist E. E. Evans-Pritchard was told that in addition to times when women were not available for sex, some Azande men had sex with boys "just because they like them." The adult males paid the families of boy wives, just as they paid for female brides. The two slept together at night, "the husband satisfying his desires between the boy's thighs. When the boy grew up he joined the company and took a boy-wife in his turn. It was the duty of the husband to give his boy-wife a spear and a shield when he became a warrior. He then took a new boy-wife." One commander, Ganga, told Evans-Pritchard that there were some men who, although they had female wives, still married boys. "When a war broke out, they took their boys with them. . . . If another man had relations with his boy, the husband could sue the interloper in court for adultery." The South African Thonga provide another particularly well-documented instance of a boy-wife role. A number of southern and western African societies also had female "husbands". King Mswati Unsuccessfully Attempts to RAPE a Bull In the picture below, King Mswati (of Swaziland) be seen next to Robert Mugabe (president/dictator of Zimbabwe), who was invited to witness part of the "ritual". You can read the full report of how King Mswati III tried to rape a bull (not a cow) at this link: http://nehandaradio.com/2011/12/13/king-mswati-tried-to-have-sex-with-a-bull/
  14. Claiming that all the Scandinavians are descended from Cleopatra is completely ridiculous. There has not been nearly that much gene flow throughout the world in the last few thousand years! If there was, the different races would look much more similar to eachother than they actually do. Racial realities and scientific research dealing with race apparently has some social and political implications. I would no more trust present-day research (done in the politically/academically "progressive" countries of the USA, UK, or Sweden) that claims to have found that "race does not exist" than I would trust the racial anthropological studies done under the Nazis! Actually this has to do with relatively recent migration in human history. The Spanish conquest of Mexico, contribution of Chinese genes into the elite educated class in Malaysia, the Aryan migration to India only several thousand years ago. Not sure about Thailand, however. But generally the ethnic peoples that have lived near the equator for many tens of thousands of years have evolved to have more melanin in their skin.
  15. Hitler also employed affirmative action for the German people. Jews were vastly overrepresented in the german universities compared to their small numbers. So the Nazis set a limit so that the Jews could not be overrepresented by more than a factor of 1.5. In other words, if Germany only had 1000 people, 900 of those people germans and 100 of them jews, and if there were only 100 spaces in german universities, then no more than 15 jews would be admitted to the universities. This seems fair to me. Obviously jews were vastly overrepresented, and corrective action needed to be taken. Despite being only 2 to 3% of the population in the USA, Jews constititute about 24% of Ivy League undergraduates. Between a quarter to a third of Harvard students identify themselves as Jewish. So it would seem that non-jews are significantly underrepresented. Perhaps corrective action needs to be taken again? affirmative action = racism against asians Let us take a look at what "affirmative" action means for asian Americans: If all other credentials are equal, Asian-Americans need to score 270 points higher than Hispanics, and 450 points above African-Americans out of a maximum 1600 on the math and reading SAT to have the same chance of admission to a private college, according to “No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal,” a 2009 book co-written by Princeton sociologist Thomas Espenshade. Budget-strapped state schools such as the University of California at San Diego are reducing enrollment of Asian-Americans to make room for international students from China and elsewhere who pay almost twice the tuition of in-state residents, Bloomberg News reported December 28, 2002. Why is the enrollment of Asian-Americans being reduced? Because there would be "too many" Asians otherwise, and that would exceed the university's allocated racial quotas! 12/16/11 New York Post: Hiding their race By Rich Lowry "To check or not to check the Asian box? That’s the choice faced by Asian-American students applying to what are supposed to be the most tolerant places on Earth: the nation’s colleges" Ward Connerly, a former University of California regent, explained to the newspaper The Sacramento Bee about what Asians faced trying to get accepted into the state's university system: “In an unguarded moment, [a fellow regent] told me that unless the university took steps to ‘guide’ admissions decisions, UC would be dominated by Asians. When I asked, ‘What would be wrong with that?’ I got an answer that speaks volumes about the underlying philosophy at many universities with regard to Asian enrollment. The UC administrator told me that Asians are ‘too dull – they study, study, study.’ He then said, ‘If you ever say I said this, I will have to deny it.’ I won’t betray the individual’s anonymity because to do so would put him in a world of trouble."
  16. "Just as man can't exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one's rights into reality, to think, to work and keep the results, which means: the right of property." - Ayn Rand I wonder what Rand would have thought of Geolibertarianism ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geolibertarianism
  17. All those environmental regulations in the EU and USA will not mean anything if the developed countries continue to allow their manufacturing to be outsourced to China, where there are no pollution laws (the few laws that do exist are rarely enforced). Air pollution in one the main cities: http://cargocycling....pollution-china It is so bad that most of the people wear face masks: China emitts more carbon dioxide than any other country on earth: China's rivers are being heavily polluted: http://www.flickr.co...euk/5932903239/ http://latestchina.c...icle/?rid=21475 Why is free trade being allowed with China when it refuses curb pollution or enforce environmental protections? What is the point of preventing pollution in the EU/USA when most things in the EU/USA are actually made in China? Without solving the problem about China, more envirormental regualtions in the USA will just drive more and more manufacturing to China. Indeed, many of the laws passed in the USA that were meant to help the envirorment and reduce pollution have done just the opposite, by driving production to China where industry is allowed to pollute as much as they want and not worry about the consequences. Electric production in China is also much more polluting than that in the USA because Chinese coal power plants are significantly less efficient, do not have filters to reduce particulate emissions, and use cheaper butimous sulfur coal that causes acid rain. This matters because Chinese factories are much more wasteful and energy-intensive than those in the USA. The fact that the Chinese government heavily subsidizes the cost of electric power does not help the incentive for conservation. The best way for the USA to reduce pollution is to put a pollution tax on all Chinese imports, unless the products have been certified to have come from a factory that meets minimum environmental standards. Making it expensive for American companies to meet environmental regulations while allowing Americans free access to Chinese products gives an unfair advantage to corporations that own factories in China. Factories in the EU or USA that want to try to be more eco-friendly have trouble competing with China.
  18. The disappearance of a sub-species can also have a profound ecological impact. Image: http://faculty.southwest.tn.edu/rburkett/ES%20%20we24.jpg Some controversial biologists question the potential impact of the displacement of certain ethnicities by other ethnicities. For example, the ethnic Malay are displacing the Dayak from the island of Borneo. The different ethnicities appear to have very different types and degrees of impact on the island's rainforest. http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=81441&page=1
  19. Obviously you have never lived in a cold dry climate. Let me explain this. Cold air holds much less humidity than warm air. When the cold air becomes heated, it suddenly can take up much more moisture. If you live in a climate with less humidity, things can become very uncomfortable inside a building that has a heating system, but no humidifier. Ones skin becomes very dry, and it feels uncomfortable, almost painful. I have been in a situation where I almost just wanted to stay outside in the cold, because it was so uncomfortable inside. I have travelled to arid deserts and never had nearly so much of a problem with this. The lowest humidity in the world, for example, is found in Antarctica. If one somehow took that cold dry air and warmed it, it would have a drying action more potent than the hot dry air in most deserts. This same effect is used in freeze drying foods. The food is warmed and then cold dry air is passed over it.
  20. That is very disturbing. I probably eat a little over 1 kg of fish every week. Why is there so much mercury polluting our water? Something needs to be done about this. The first place to start would be with those pestilent compact fluorescent light bulbs!
  21. I find it ironic how the EU is trying to force everyone to use fluorescent lamps, while making all the other devices that contain mercury illegal. I think the EU should leave everyone alone and stop telling them what lights they are allowed to use!!!!
  22. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16CZl-MN_zE
  23. A mouse has 97.5% of the same DNA that humans do. Obviously that 2.5% makes a huge difference. A chimpanzee has 98.8% of the same genes that humans do. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111025122615.htm Small genetic differences result in very significant differences.
  24. Different groups of humans have been separately evolving for tens of thousands of years. There has been plenty of genetic divergence over this long period of time. Could it be possible that each of these separate groups of people have achieved, through natural selection, a fine-tuned balance of hormones and subtle gene expression, which could become upset by sudden change? Herbert Spencer and the Harvard geneticist Edward East, a pioneer in hybrid corn research, proposed that genetic crossing would disrupt the smooth operation of the physical and mental qualities which have been established in each race over hundreds of generations by natural selection. Carleton Coon, former professor at Harvard and president of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, wrote: Could there be an evolutionary disadvantage to interracial mixing? One interesting finding in this regard is that mixed race offspring earn less money: An analysis of more than 3 million respondents revealed the average pay was $15.74 per hour for people of mixed race, $17.39 for black people and $22.04 for white people. This was despite the fact that 18 per cent of mixed-race people had college degrees, compared with 11 per cent of black people and 28 per cent of white people. Labour Economics, Volume 16, Issue 4 (2009) Robert Fairlie, University of California, Santa Cruz A study by J. Richard Udry's National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, which sampled a random, nationally representative school-based sample of U.S. adolescents in grades 7 through 12, during 1994-1995, showed an increase in behavioral problems amongst mixed-race children, as well as significantly higher rates of asthma, and generally poorer health. Another interesting finding was that mixed children that had a black parent were significantly more likely (63% more) to have skin problems. http://ajph.aphapubl...AJPH.93.11.1865 In early March, 2003, investigators turned to Tony Frudakis, a molecular biologist who said he could determine the killer's race by analyzing his DNA. They were unsure about the science, so, before giving him the go-ahead, the task force sent Frudakis DNA swabs taken from 20 people whose race they knew and asked him to determine their races through blind testing. He nailed every single one. http://www.wired.com...currentPage=all "DNA study reveals racial differences" So far, the differences in DNA variations among the race found by the investigators tend to be shorter in DNA from Africans than from elsewhere, which "is strong support for the out-of-Africa hypothesis" for the origins of all humans, said Ellen Clayton, director of the Genetics and Health Policy Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. "It suggests that populations that exist in Africa are more ancient, so there's been more opportunity for DNA recombination than relatively more recent populations, namely those everywhere else," Clayton said. http://www.upi.com/S...21601022177100/
  25. Here's the politically incorrect answer: Some races of humans (controversially considered sub-species by some biologists) are subject to the phenomena of over-population, while others are not. Whether the reasons are more sociological or genetic is debatable. Let us take a little look at the USA... Meanwhile, the european white population is actually declining. (this has not prevented the government from counting other non-european ethnicities as "white" so as not to sound any alarms) Could humans potentially make a conscious decission to control the population growth? Yes. But there do not appear to be any democratic governments willing to make the difficult decissions, at least not now. But the longer we wait, the more difficult the necessary corrective action will become in the future. China is already tackling this important issue... http://www.pop.org/content/coercive-population-control-in-china-new-1457
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