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Unformatted text preview: RACE, EVOLUTION, AND BEHAVIOR : A Life History Perspective 2nd Special Abridged Edition Professor J. Philippe Rushton University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2 2 Acclaim for J. Philippe Rushtons Race, Evolution, and Behavior (An) incendiary thesis....that separate races of human beings evolved different reproductive strategies to cope with different environments and that these strategies led to physical differences in brain size and hence in intelligence. Human beings who evolved in the warm but highly unpredictable environment of Africa adopted a strategy of high reproduction, while human beings who migrated to the hostile cold of Europe and northern Asia took to producing fewer children but nurturing them more carefully. ---Malcolm W. Browne, New York Times Book Review Rushton is a serious scholar who has assembled serious data. Consider just one example: brain size. The empirical reality, verified by numerous modern studies, including several based on magnetic resonance imaging, is that a significant and substantial relationship does exist between brain size and measured intelligence after body size is taken into account and that the races do have different distributions of brain size. ---Charles Murray, Afterword to The Bell Curve Describes hundreds of studies worldwide that show a consistent pattern of human racial differences in such characteristics as intelligence, brain size, genital size, strength of sex drive, reproductive potency, industriousness, sociability, and rule following. On each of these variables, the groups are aligned in the order: Orientals, Caucasians, Blacks. ---Mark Snyderman, National Review Rushtons Race, Evolution, and Behavio r...is an attempt to understand [race] differences in terms of life-history evolution....Perhaps there ultimately will be some serious contribution from the traditional smoke-and-mirrors social science treatment of IQ, but for now Rushtons framework is essentially the only game in town. ---Henry Harpending, Evolutionary Anthropology . This brilliant book is the most impressive theory-based study...of the psychological and behavioral differences between the major racial groups that I have encountered in the world literature on this subject. ---Arthur R. Jensen, University of California, Berkeley The only acceptable explanation of race differences in behavior allowed in public discourse is an entirely environmental one...Professor Rushton deserves our gratitude for having the courage to declare that this emperor has no clothes, and that a more satisfactory explanation must be sought. ---Thomas J. Bouchard, Jr., University of Minnesota The remarkable resistance to racial science in our times has led to comparisons with the inquisition of Rome, active during the Renaissance.... Astronomy and the physical sciences had their Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo a few centuries ago; society and the welfare of humanity is the better for it today. In a directly analogous fashion, centuries ago; society and the welfare of humanity is the better for it today....
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