Re: Re[2]: A very surreal day

From: Tom McCabe (
Date: Wed Aug 01 2007 - 20:26:08 MDT

Hmmm... While this does look like a legitimate example
of natural selection in humans, I'm noting that this
is a special case (due to the comparative reproductive
isolation of Jews in Europe) and therefore not likely
to apply in the future, especially due to the
technology-driven global homogenization currently in
progress. I'm also not convinced that this has had any
significant effect on the course of human history-
while a comparatively large proportion of scientists
and such may be ethnically Jewish, a large number of
them seem to have abandoned Judaism as a religion,
eliminating the most substantiative difference between
them and their colleagues.

 - Tom

--- Randall Randall <>

> On Aug 1, 2007, at 7:45 PM, Tom McCabe wrote:
> >
> > Evolution has not had any significant influence on
> the
> > human species for the past thousand years due to
> time
> > limits and the recent lack of selection pressure;
> see
> >
> The high ability of Ashkenazim seems to argue
> against
> this:
> --
> Randall Randall <>
> "If we have matter duplicators, will each of us be a
> sovereign
> and possess a hydrogen bomb?" -- Jerry Pournelle

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