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Very interesting but a confused conclusion
on 25 January 2011
This was a fascinating read, but with the final section on epigenetics, it seemed to fundamentaly contradict the claims the book made in the first section. Also like a lot of books that take this position, it argued somewhat ludicrously that West African males have no particular innate advantage in sporting events like the 100 metres and it's all down to attitude and culture plus good old racism. This struck me as nonsense on stilts. It's worth reading for the section on epigentics alone and this is an areas that is worth studying as it seems to blow apart natural selection alone as an evolutionary driver, but I do not know how widely this concept is accepted. Interesting but ultimately confused in its thinking.