Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Is our evolutionary future dysgenic?
I dont think so.
The hypothesis that modern Western societies are dysgenic was formulated by Galton. Anyone can reproduce his "experiment": take a Who Is Who and count the children of the individuals inside. It averages about one per person. If you feel that the Who Is Who contains too many vulgar parvenus, take the English or European Blue-Blood Aristocracy's Almanac. They too are failing to maintain their numbers and many illustrious family names are going extint. Galton reasoned that the English ruling class was being replenished from below, and in the long term, the average quality of the English nation would deteriorate.
I never believed in his theory, and later, accurate mass IQ measurements failed to register any lowering of average IQ. I think that Galton was a statistical genius but being a Victorian gentleman, he was utterly inhibited to think about human sexuality. Victorian gentlemen were not informed that humans do this dirty something called (how they called it...?) ... and that they do it mostly under the cover of the night and in secret, without informing the Gotha Almanac. Up to 30% of English babies have that thing called non-paternity, that is, their bioogical father is not the publicly registered. I remember in Upstairs, Downstairs soap that a boy of the family made pregnant one of the many servant girls in the house, and they fast married her to the house driver. In Argentina in my times this was a very common happening. What I am saying is that most of the sex going on in a society is not public and that the high class males are doing most of it. It is well known that Bill Clinton is a case of non-paternity.
All societies are structured in a way that the ruling class boys have more access to reproductive age girls, in many cases, to the point of freely raping any peasant girl they desire (read the "Secret Life" of Acton, a rich Londoner of the 19th Century). You know WHO is structuring society and it is not the moronic proletariat. Thus I believe there was no dysgenic trend till now and there is none today. What about the trend and what about the future? God knows. And I dont care.