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Genetics and physical abilities

 
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05 August 2021 08:44
 

Look at this Norwegian guy break the world record in the 400 meter hurdles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qFJuTpqBLM

So much for “white men can’t jump”, or run fast. It’s mainly a matter of nurture, not nature. A few years back the fastest woman in the 200 meters was a white Dutch girl, Dafne Schippers.  Things are starting to even out, I think.

 
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EN - 05 August 2021 08:44 AM

Look at this Norwegian guy break the world record in the 400 meter hurdles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qFJuTpqBLM

So much for “white men can’t jump”, or run fast. It’s mainly a matter of nurture, not nature. A few years back the fastest woman in the 200 meters was a white Dutch girl, Dafne Schippers.  Things are starting to even out, I think.

Agreed. Nurture has a huge part to play in our development, starting from pre-natal nutrition and wellbeing to childhood development in a rich nutritive environment with appropriate physical and mental development patterns, and emotional well-being.
And the map(s) to ability is/are so complex that jumping to any conclusion based on partial or biased reads of the evidence is just silly.

 
 
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05 August 2021 10:54
 
EN - 05 August 2021 08:44 AM

Look at this Norwegian guy break the world record in the 400 meter hurdles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qFJuTpqBLM

So much for “white men can’t jump”, or run fast. It’s mainly a matter of nurture, not nature. A few years back the fastest woman in the 200 meters was a white Dutch girl, Dafne Schippers.  Things are starting to even out, I think.

It’s both (nature/nurture).  The main thing though is that the genetic component is not predicated on race… since race has no genetic definition.

Genes play a role, but there’s no evidence linking those genes to race.

 
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05 August 2021 13:27
 
weird buffalo - 05 August 2021 10:54 AM
EN - 05 August 2021 08:44 AM

Look at this Norwegian guy break the world record in the 400 meter hurdles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qFJuTpqBLM

So much for “white men can’t jump”, or run fast. It’s mainly a matter of nurture, not nature. A few years back the fastest woman in the 200 meters was a white Dutch girl, Dafne Schippers.  Things are starting to even out, I think.

It’s both (nature/nurture).  The main thing though is that the genetic component is not predicated on race… since race has no genetic definition.

Genes play a role, but there’s no evidence linking those genes to race.

Yes, you are right. Except I think nurture is a bigger part. I keep thinking of Spud Webb, for some reason.

 
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