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New edition: The author, a professor at Western Ontario university, shows that substantial racial differences exist and their pattern can only be explained adequately from an evolutionary perspective. This work reviews international data and finds a distinct pattern: People of East Asian ancestry and people of African ancestry are at opposite ends of a continuum, with people of European ancestry intermediate, albeit with much variability within each broad grouping. Rushton's thesis is that when fully modern humans migrated out of Africa. perhaps only 100,000 years ago, the colder Eurasian climate selected for larger brains, more forward planning, greater family stability, and increased longevity with concomitant reductions in sex hormone, speed of maturation, reproductive potency, and aggressiveness. Rushton's theory explains differentiation in intelligence and predicts other, seemingly unrelated race effects, such as differences in frequency of twinning. A modern masterpiece of science and irrefutable fact.
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J. Philippe Rushton is a professor of psychology at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. Rushton holds two doctorates from the University of London (Ph.D. and D.Sc) and is a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American, British, and Canadian Psychological Associations. He is also a member of the Behavior Genetics Association, the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, and the Society for Neuroscience. Rushton has published six books and nearly 200 articles. In 1992 the Institute for Scientific Information ranked him the 22nd most published psychologist and the 11th most cited. Professor Rushton is listed in Who's Who in Science and Technology, Who's Who in International Authors, and Who's Who in Canada.Review:
(An) incendiary thesis....that separate races of human beings evolved different reproductive strategies... -- New York Times Book Review
Describes hundreds of studies worldwide that show a consistent pattern of human racial differences... -- National Review
The remarkable resistance to racial science in our times has led to comparisons with the inquisition of Rome, active during the Renaissance.... -- Contemporary Psychology
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