[ExI] IQ and beauty
johnkclark at gmail.com
Sat Oct 24 04:51:11 UTC 2015
On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 4:51 PM, Dan TheBookMan <danust2012 at gmail.com>
> Inuits, from my reading, tend to get obese not because that's their normal
> body thingy but because they tend to adopt a bad diet.
nuits eat more animal fat and protein
and less fruit and vegetables than any other people in the world
yet cardiovascular disease is
and prostate cancer virtually unknown
their diet may be bad but they've thrived on i
for centuries, but then they had to.
> The same thing happens to Polynesians. And Polynesia isn't known for being
> frigid. So, I wouldn't draw too many conclusions from body shape and size.
The ancestors of the
were the survivors of epic long sea voyages, most people would not
survive such a voyage but those that did probably had a
stored more body fat than
and those genes would
be the genes that
d to this day
. Maybe that's why Polynesians suffer more from obesity than other people
> Add to this, skinny people in Africa are often skinny because they have a
> calorie poor diet.
Usually but not always, sometimes the cause is in the genes.
people live in a part of Sudan that is very hot
dry, and their body
is of a
to maximize evaporative cooling with
they tend to be thin and very tall, the average woman
is 6 feet tall and the average man is 6 feet 4 inches. Pygmies on the other
hand live where
hot and humid and
would do little good
so the best
to stay cool
is to just be small, so the average woman is
4 foot 4 inches
tall and the average man
4 foot 5 inches
John K Clark
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