Friday, September 20, 2013

The Balance Between Inbreeding and Outbreeding

I cannot remember where I got this map from, but the light areas show outbreeding and the darkest ones show the most inbreeding.

I find it very interesting because of this map:

This map is from Charles Murray's Human Accomplishment, in which he found 98% of all the discoveries in the world came from Europe and its descendents in the rest of the world. When I saw the top map the lower map immediately sprang to mind.

Even more interesting, Murray found that those accomplishments were concentrated in certain areas of Europe. If you compare those two maps, you'll see some intriguing things.

Where there was the most outbreeding there was the most accomplishment. Look specifically at northern Italy, England, and central Europe.

I find this astonishing.

It didn't occur to me until recently that in those days most people couldn't travel that much. I recently got on a plane and flew over 1000 miles in about four hours. In the past, you couldn't travel any faster than the fastest horse.

None of this, of course, means indiscriminate outbreeding. Sub-Saharan Africa, for example, has produced nothing of any value. India, Asia, South America and the Middle East put together contributed only contributed about two percent.

I've read several times that about 50% of what we are is inherited. The rest is environmental. If this is true (and I think it is) then we should be very careful about whom we have children with.


enjoy the decline said...

HBD Chick is an entire blog devoted to this sort of thing.

Unknown said...

I think I got that map from one of her links, but I can longer find it. Damn. I'd like to attribute it.

Anonymous said...

"we should be very careful about whom we have children with ..."

An understated admonition and 100% correct!

The Anti-Gnostic said...

I have a friend who's Lebanese. Very Lebanese--straight off the boat dabke hugs and kisses you kind of Lebanese. Born and grew up in one of their tiny villages in the hills and fought for the Maronite Christian militia. He's a very big, strong guy and so is his brother. They are giants by Levantine standards. I asked him why they were so big and he told me "Nobody from my village ever marries anybody in our village. We are all big."

Lebanese hill people know this stuff even if American PhD's don't.

JayMan said...

The map was drawn by me, and can be seen here:

How Inbred are Europeans? | JayMan's Blog

Baloo said...

Very clear and straightforward. I've reblogged it here:

mothersmurfer said...

Also, the blue to white areas on this map describe the populations with the most Neanderthal DNA. It's not just that we're not inbred cousin-fuckers. It's that we're the least Cro-Mag.

Unknown said...

I have come to the same conclusion about Cro-Mags and Neanderthals. Non-African populations have one to four percent DNA and Africans have none unless they picked it up from white ancestry.

Anonymous said...

This map is worthless actually.

From the creator:
"This is a map of our current best guess of the rates of historic inbreeding across Europe and parts of the Near East. This map is a guestimate, and is not derived from direct measurements. However, it visualizes what areas we think are the most and least inbred, based on these regions’ histories and other pieces of evidence we have"

Do you have any clue what any of the means? Yep, I'm sure a thorough examination of 'regional history' went into it, at the very least!

Unknown said...

When you superimpose that map over the accomplishments of Europe, it's far from worthless.

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I ban idiots. You're banned.