Amren is an embarrassment.
In the last edition, the Balkan countries were shown to have lower IQs than Western Europe. Lynn argues that they are clines, reflecting genetic admixture with peoples from the Near East, where the IQs are in the range of approximately 90 (Turkey), 87 (Lebanon) and 83 (Syria) and hence the peoples of the southern Balkans are a mixed race cline of European and Near-Eastern populations with IQs intermediate between the two peoples.
Absolute retardation. Note the word “hence.” Essentially, the senile fool is saying that admixture exists because his “estimated” IQ scores are in between the populations – as if (falsified) IQ score differences prove (or determine?) a “racial cline.” There is absolutely no evidence for any such cline, assuming that Lynn is not so absolutely stupid to confuse Neolithic farmer ancestry with modern Near Eastern ancestry – particularly stupid since varying degrees of Neolithic ancestry is found throughout Europe. Thus, the groups that Lynn calls “European” have the same ancestry (to a lesser degree) as the others. Even if all of this is true, one thing does not necessarily cause another. Even IF the IQ scores were intermediate between two populations does not mean that the population with those scores are genetically/racially intermediate between the other two populations.
Likewise, in the last edition, Lynn noted that Portugal’s IQ was significantly lower than other Western European countries, something he put down to Early Modern African slaves, an issue which was not a factor in Spain, for example.
So, the retard is arguing that the admixture exists in Portugal, but not at all in Spain? What about the “North African” admixture (which carries some sub-Saharan genes)? Lynn is a pathetic joke.
In this edition, it is shown that the IQ in the far south of Western Europe is, in general, significantly below 100.
That is not true.
In Sicily and in the South of mainland Italy it is 90, and in southern Spain it is 95.5.
Lynn argues that the populations here are a European-North African cline, so the IQ is intermediate between Europe and North Africa.
What an idiot. North African input here is maybe, at most, at the level of ~ 5% at most, which is not, as Lynn implies, some sort of half-way intermediate admixed cline. That low level of admixture is not reasonably plausible as a possible source of depressing IQ to the absurdly low levels that Lynn “estimates.” In reality, the Mediterranean Sea has been an effective genetic barrier. Those Southern European populations are NOT “racial clines.” They are European populations with low levels of “exotic admixture” at levels comparable to admixture (of varying types/origins) found in different parts of Europe.
He quotes many expert sources–often verbatim and at length–to back up these interpretations and also substantiates his interpretation with gene frequency data.
Expert sources? The sources linked in his published papers were laughable and his interpretations of population genetics were comical, cherry picked nonsense. Again: there is ZERO evidence that actual IQ in Southern Europe is as low as Lynn asserts, and there is ZERO evidence that these populations are some sort of heavily admixed “racial cline.” Admixture exists throughout Europe at low levels; but of course, an Asiaphile like Lynn would consider East Asian admixture is a positive thin (boosting IQ, I suppose). The autosomal data linked in this post do not support the implication of a heavily admixed “cline” radically different from other parts of Italy or Spain. The differences are relatively minor and consistent with the “genes mirror geography” gradual clines found tthroughout Europe as a whole. Does this image suggest any sort of radical “racial cline” within Italy (North-Central-South)?
That Amren is still pushing Lynnian crap (while they still kowtow to Jews) tells you all you need to know about the destructive stupidity, mendacity, and cowardice of the conservative-HBD faction of Der Movement. Pushing outright LIES and pseudoscientific distortions – a complete embarrassment. Interesting how Jews have to be treated with “kid gloves” for political expediency, but White gentile ethnics can be lied about with impunity. The truth about Jews must be covered up, while fantastic inventions about dagoes must be promoted. I can’t seem to remember that Jefferson quote suggesting we need to lie to protect non-European peoples, yet promote falsehoods about Europeans.
Even AFTER Lynn has been refuted on these issues, Amren still promotes these lies. Amren seems emotionally beholden toward lying to their readers. Amren is pitiful – part of the problem, not the solution.
An Eurasian origin?
Ordinarily, I have zero interest in mitochondrial and NRY DNA studies, but there is an underlying issue here that is relevant to the important autosomal DNA – some of what has been considered “admixture” may not be, it may be due to a misunderstanding of haplotype/haplogroup origins or, for autosomal DNA, a lack of proper parental populations (or a lack of application of statistical significance). Or, a failure to go back far enough. That may or not be the case here, but in population genetics, as in science as a whole, there is never a “final answer” – new data should can always alter beliefs/hypotheses.
In any case, the “racial purity” meme is less relevant to EGI than is genetic kinship, an all-encompassing concept that takes into account all sources of genetic divergence (including real admixture), to establish the genetic benefits and costs of different biopolitical scenarios.
Modern humans arrived in Europe ~45,000 years ago, but little is known about their genetic composition before the start of farming ~8,500 years ago. Here we analyse genome-wide data from 51 Eurasians from ~45,000–7,000 years ago. Over this time, the proportion of Neanderthal DNA decreased from 3–6% to around 2%, consistent with natural selection against Neanderthal variants in modern humans. Whereas there is no evidence of the earliest modern humans in Europe contributing to the genetic composition of present-day Europeans, all individuals between ~37,000 and ~14,000 years ago descended from a single founder population which forms part of the ancestry of present-day Europeans. An ~35,000-year-old individual from northwest Europe represents an early branch of this founder population which was then displaced across a broad region, before reappearing in southwest Europe at the height of the last Ice Age ~19,000 years ago. During the major warming period after ~14,000 years ago, a genetic component related to present-day Near Easterners became widespread in Europe. These results document how population turnover and migration have been recurring themes of European prehistory.
No. no, a thousand times no! And now, let’s cite some HBD Chick interviews…
Also, I wonder how the HBDers reconcile their inbred/outbred scheme with the greater genetic heterogeneity in Southern Europe. I assume the official, Der Movement-approved, explanation would invoke heavy admixture – that the greasers are a heterogeneous mix of 50% sub-Saharan African and 50% Arab, who subsequently spent the centuries marrying their cousins, hence combining heterogeneity with being inbred. But, still, one wonders.