Friday, May 8, 2009

Racist Twaddle

Got this from 'Haaretz' today," Genetic diseases prevalent among Ashkenazic Jews (of European descent) may actually be tied to a higher intellience quotient, according to two American professors. Anthropology researches Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending argue that neurological disorders such as Tay-Sachs and Canavan disease have made Jews smarter, due to what is known as heterozygote advantage."(1)
Quite frightening actually and it goes without saying that we really don't need nonsense like this and while I am sure that some Ashkenakzic Jews, or rather Europeans, because that is what they are, are smart, I am also quite certain that a some of them are complete imbeciles.

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