[ExI] extropy-chat Digest, Vol 195, Issue 5

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sat Dec 14 22:30:50 UTC 2019

On Sat, 14 Dec 2019 at 21:40, Keith Henson via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> According to Gregory Clark, from at least 1250 to 1800, the well off
> were about twice as successful as the poor in reproducing.  The
> selection of human psychological traits was as intense as that applied
> to the tame Russian foxes.
> If you wonder where the drive for business and industry from western
> Europeans came from, that it.

Maybe - but.......
There were many thousands of more poor people reproducing than well
off people, so more poor in total would survive. Inherited wealth and
better education helped the well off keep at the top of the heap.


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