Gots to start em off young :)
Gots to start em off young :)
Repost from Kotaku.
Capcom has delayed SSF4, Lost Planet 2, and other games in order to avoid competition with other game releases and to plump up its revenues for the next fiscal year.
Results showed that individuals coming from the same region, or speaking the same language had great genetic similarities, and Asia was populated through a single migration from the south.
“It seems likely from our data that they entered South East Asia first – making these populations older [and therefore more diverse],” a leading member of the consortium Edison Liu said.
that ppl from the same region or speaking the same language should tend to share great genetic similarities should surprise no one. this next part was interesting to me tho.
“So although the Chinese population is very large, it has less variation than the smaller number of individuals living in South East Asia, because the Chinese expansion occurred very recently, following the development of rice agriculture – within only the last 10,000 years.”
i’m not sure if i would have expected that. china has an array of different dialects and ethnicities, and i would have thought that would contribute to diversity. apparently, it doesn’t. at least not much genetically.
finally, one of the researchers says the findings were a “reassuring social message,” which “robbed racism of much biological support.” that’s a nice sentiment, but is it really that assuring? they’ve found that within a rather short amount of time (geologically), 10,000 years, a number of groups had diverged significantly enough that scientists could easily guess their region of origin or their spoken language. yes, we all came from one population, but now apparently we’re demonstrably different genetically. hmm. i’m not feeling especially reaassured.
UPDATE: here’s a graph from that study i saw on gnxp.
check to see if your old high school is on the list of best high schools in the US.
a funny thing tho. 8asians mentioned that the #1 high school thomas jefferson sci/tech has only 4.9% minority enrollment in their detailed stats. orly!? is that why below that stat, where it shows racial breakdown, u see asians comprise 40.2%? whitney, the #3 ranking school shows 11.5% minorities but has 84.9% asian population. they should really rename that stat to non-asian minority (nam) to clear the confusion no? wiki shows the asian pop to be 4.4% of the US total, so some ppl might be confused about just when exactly to use the word “minority.” do we only apply the minority label to traditionally low academic achieving minorities? really?
“The Bell curve is a fact of life. The blacks on average score 85 per cent on IQ and it is accurate, nothing to do with culture. The whites score on average 100. Asians score more … the Bell curve authors put it at least 10 points higher. These are realities that, if you do not accept, will lead to frustration because you will be spending money on wrong assumptions and the results cannot follow.” – Lee Kuan Yew, The Man & His Ideas, 1997
“I started off believing all men were equal. I now know that’s the most unlikely thing ever to have been, because millions of years have passed over evolution, people have scattered across the face of this earth, been isolated from each other, developed independently, had different intermixtures between races, peoples, climates, soils… I didn’t start off with that knowledge. But by observation, reading, watching, arguing, asking, that is the conclusion I’ve come to.” – Lee Kuan Yew, The Man & His Ideas, 1997
these quotes would pretty much get any existing american politician voted out of office, but being then leader of an east asian authoritarian city-state enables you to ignore most of your critics if they disagree. i mention lee b/c he is singled out in a new paper on the impact of smart fractions. it says he is the only world leader that has pursued public policy which, in effect, is pro-eugenic in it’s implications. lee actually went as far as favoring polygamy for ppl wealthy enough to afford it b/c of the biological implications (although the idea wasn’t implemented). (more…)
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