The Human Biodiversity Hall of
A Celebration of Our Differences
The "Size Does Matter" Wing
So, you don't think biological differences between peoples impact modern life?
Manute Bol - 7'-7" Sudanese Dinka herdsman and twice NBA shot blocking
These southern Sudanese blacks, both Christian and pagan, have traditionally been kidnapped into slavery by the part-white Moslem northern Sudanese. For thirty years they've fought for their freedom from slavery in the horrendous Sudanese civil war. Interestingly, the Nation of Islam supports the government run by part-white slavetraders.
-- 4'-11" Turkish weightlifter considered the greatest in the history of
Especially in the lower weight classes, short arms and legs are a major advantage. Along a broad swath across the steppes of Eurasia ,running from Bulgaria through Mongolia, thick torsos and short limbs are common. This region produces many exceptional weightlifters and wrestlers.
|Magnus Ver Magnusson -
Iceland's four-time champion of
World's Strongest Man
This staple of late-night viewing on ESPN2 features beefy brutes hoisting boulders, heaving beer kegs, hauling 18 wheelers, and other feats of strength that Thor himself would find right and fitting for manly men to compete at. Since neither footspeed nor agility (whether physical or mental) is much needed, the stars are mostly Conan the Barbarian-types from the blonder peoples of Europe: Finns, Dutch, English, Boers, Austrians, etc.
Their king of kings is the man with the greatest name in sports (at least from my hereditarian viewpoint): Magnus Ver Magnusson of Iceland. Interestingly, Magnus is not particularly ripped nor particularly blonde. In fact, he looks like a brown-haired version of home run champ Mark McGwire. (This might be due to the fact that the Viking raiders brought home to Iceland a lot of Irish and Scottish slaves, who eventually married into the Nordic population). Like McGwire, and unlike a lot of chiseled West African athletes, Magnus' muscles look nicely marbleized with just enough fat to keep out the cold. Magnus is 6'2" and 287, Big Mac is 6'-5" and 270.
Venus Williams - 6'-2" West African-American U.S. Open Finalist
Chamberlain - 7'-1", 275 pound West African-American NBA center
Among all the athletes of the 20th Century, Wilt's Darwinian superiority (as illustrated by his height, strength, intelligence, foot speed, coordination, and ferocity of will) was most obvious. As evolutionary psychology would predict, prodigious numbers of the females of the species wanted to mate with him. In 1991 he estimated that he had had sex with 18,000 different women over the previous forty years (an average of 1.2 per day). This claim was widely scoffed at, but let's say he was exaggerating by a power of ten. That would still mean he "slept" with 1,800 different women, and that number is almost certainly low, since it implies less than one woman per week. (But, Achilles had his heel: he was a terrible free throw shooter, apparently due to a mental block).
|Iman - Somali supermodel (shown with
husband David Bowie)
Iman was the first major fashion model from Northeast Africa. Beautiful Somali, Ethiopian, and Sudanese models are becoming common, since many have the extremely elongated body shape that the gay men who dominate the fashion industry have decreed is the ideal womanly image. New York-based journalist P.J. O'Rourke reported from Mogadishu that practically every young woman looked like a runway model. Somalis and Ethiopians tend to combine Northeast African genes with some West Asian Caucasian genes, too. This combination can give them an interestingly exotic look. (In contrast, Mr. Bowie's looks appeared to be derived from those of his dark master, Satan).
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