Science in the news.
In recent years, biologists have increasingly recognized that evolutionary change can occur rapidly when natural selection is strong; thus, real-time studies of evolution can be used to test classic evolutionary hypotheses directly. One such hypothesis is that negative interactions between closely related species can drive phenotypic divergence. Such divergence is thought to be ubiquitous, though well-documented cases are surprisingly rare. On small islands in Florida, we found that the lizard Anolis carolinensis moved to higher perches following invasion by Anolis sagrei and, in response, adaptively evolved larger toepads after only 20 generations. These results illustrate that interspecific interactions between closely related species can drive evolutionary change on observable time scales.
One can speculate that this may apply to humans: negative interactions between different hominid subspecies (i.e., races) can promote evolution of particularly a native subspecies whose territory is invaded by a related subspecies. The Third World invasion of the West may be stimulating rapid evolution of European human organisms. The question is: in what direction? If the evolution has a “group selection” aspect, evolution may be in the direction of greater ethnocentrism. However, a purely individualist selective pressure may actually select for even less ethnocentrism than even the feeble degree exhibited by extant Europeans. Thus, on an individual level, short-term fitness may accrue by “throwing your race under the bus” so to speak, due to the massive incentivization of White dispossession described by KMacD at TOO. Whatever the case, Europeans are likely exposed to novel selective pressures due to the occupation of their territory by alien hominid forms.
Decline of European Man.
In the comments section of his blog, Duchense makes the following insightful comment:
Decline of the West is obvious and not only in the face of mass immigration; it is evident in the very physiology of Europeans; current males are not the same as in the past; even if they “understand” that their lands are being occupied by forces that will destroy them, many will still not react, they have lost their basic survival instincts; it is not their ideas of human rights only, but their temperament is very low in aggressive in-group energies.
Is this related to Frost’s concept of genetic pacification? Not that it happened overnight, but, perhaps, as part of a long process of genetic pacification and de-barbarization of European Man, a threshold level has recently been passed, resulting in pathologically low levels of aggressiveness. Or, have the two world wars of the last century resulted in a civilization-wide “nervous breakdown,” destroying the West’s will to resist?
As to the latter possibility: to think we still have retards who continue to promote intra-European division, both in the American “movement” as well as in some petty nationalist European nationalist parties. “First as tragedy, then as farce” – Karl M. was on to something there with his insight into repetition in history.