Race, Evolution and Behavior: A Life History Perspective

Race, Evolution and Behavior: A Life History Perspective

J. Philippe Rushton

Language: English

Pages: 106

ISBN: 0965683621

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Using evidence from psychology, anthropology, sociology and other scientific disciplines, this book shows that there are at least three biological races (subspecies) of man Orientals (i.e., Mongoloids or Asians), Blacks (i.e., Negroids or Africans), and Whites (i.e., Caucasoids or Europeans). There are recognizable profiles for the three major racial groups on brain size, intelligence, personality and temperament, sexual behavior, and rates of fertility, maturation and longevity. The profiles reveal that, ON AVERAGE, Orientals and their descendants around the world fall at one end of the continuum, Blacks and their descendants around the world fall at the other end of the continuum, Europeans regularly fall in between. This worldwide pattern implies evolutionary and genetic, rather than purely social, political, economic, or cultural causes.

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States, the clear and publicly acknowl­ edged fact is that one has a disproportionately high number who qualify for college educations and the other has a disproportionately high number who qualify for successful careers in professional athletics. In numerous other im­ portant outcomes, such as economic standing, crime, illiteracy, poverty, and unemployment, one group or another is disproportionately represented. These disproportionate representations are stubborn, and in America, Britain, and

that indicate how representative the statement is of the subject. To ensure indepen­ dence, the materials for each subject were carefully segregated by age level, and no psychologist rated the materials for the same subject at more than one time period. The assessments by the different raters (usually three for each dossier) were found to agree with one another to a significant degree, and they were averaged to form an overall description of the subject at that age. Block (1971,1981) found

on one’s own behavior, was termed internal control. A study by Miller and Rose (1982) reported a family twin study in variation of locus of control. In this study, the heritability estimates based on the comparison of MZ and DZ twins were corroborated by also estimating the heritability through the regression of offspring on parent and the correlation between non-twin siblings. The com­ bination of results revealed heritability estimates greater than 50 percent. Longevity and Health Work on the

nal involvement in child rearing or maintenance of single pair bonds; and (6) higher fertility, despite education and urbanization, that in other regions lead to a decline in fertility. Among the Herero of South West Africa among whom Draper lived, men typically do not marry until 35 or 40 years of age. How­ ever, nearly all will have sired several children by unmarried women. Chil­ dren from such unions suffer no social stigmata. Africa is characterized by the continued high prevalence of

ures led American criminologists to consider the ghetto as a place that pro­ tected members from the disruptive tendencies of the outside society (J. Q. Wilson & Hermstein, 1985: 473). Among blacks the ghetto is said to foster crime. Detailed analyses made in the United States show that currently one in four black males between the ages of 20 and 29 is either in jail, on probation, or on parole and that this is not due to bias in the criminal justice system (Klein, Petersilia, & Turner, 1990). I

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