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Saturday, April 1st, 2006, 02:19 AM


ag - presented in Japanese by around 50% concentration. Over 60% in Ainu and 40% in Northern Han.
ab3st - Presented in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Ainu, and Eskimos.
afb1b3 - Constitute most of the Thailand population and even more in Borneo.
axg - Presented in all Asians, most people, little or none in black and white.
fb1b3 - White
fb1c - n/a
ab1c - Black
ab1b3 - Central Africa and black.
ab3s - n/a


Monday, April 3rd, 2006, 08:43 PM
I am still confused by the info....the map is showing a kind of categorization of human blood types? or a genetical technique?
The highest frequency of the Japanese blood type is A, while the most popular blood type for the people in northern Asia (north China, Manchuria, Mongolia) is B...

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011, 01:56 AM
Ever since I first read Richard Lynn’s genetic work on IQ, I have been curious as to where the Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander people actually originated from.

Some seem to think they are only a late split from the East Asians (as Jared Diamond implies) whereas others seem to think they are a relatively late split from the Australoids.

Genetic data from Cavalli-Sforza give quite a lot of evidence that Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders and closely related, but they show that there is a major divide among genetic factors such that:
in some, Southeast Asians cluster with East Asians, Arctic Peoples and Native Americans
in others, they cluster with Australoids
in this context, Lynn’s showing that
Malayids, Melanesians and Micronesians have a mean genotypic IQ of 93
He cites no studies on Micronesians but the figure is probably identical to the genetically related Filipinos

Polynesians have a mean genotypic IQ of 90
Australoids have a mean genotypic IQ of 62
with probably a very low coefficient of variation that would mean nobody in the pre-European history of Australia would have possessed a genotypic IQ equal to the mean of Malayids/Micronesians

East Asians, including the Nivkhs and Evenks as well as the more numerous Chinese, Japanese and Koreans, have a genotypic IQ of 109
suggests that the Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders
are an early divergences from the “main” northward migration root from Africa and
split off very early from the Australoids
did not occupy their present location until the evolution of farming
probably evolved on the southeastern slopes of the Himalayas as a direct result of humans colonising these mountains up to the permanent snow lineAlthough almost no Austroasiatic languages, and not one Austronesian, Tai-Kadai or Hmong-Mien language survived into historic times in Myanmar, Bhutan, Arunachal Pradesh or Sikkim, it is still possible that the ancestors of these languages were spoken by peoples who moved into the Himalayas before the end of the last glacial period.

In fact, the Himalayan environment, with its cold winters and - in areas then habitable - wet summers, would select extremely strongly for high intelligence. So much so, I would say, that it would be natural that a people living for thousands of years in the high windward slopes of Sikkim, Bhutan or Arunachal Pradesh would evolve genotypic IQs far higher than the low-to-mid-90s figure of of the Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders (and of the Himalayas’ current inhabitants). The one thing that might ameliorate this rise in intelligences is that the native animals of the Himalayas are too easy to hunt: they have highly hierarchical social structures based on a single dominant male and are very slow to react and docile when threatened. (This is of course why so many have been domesticated: indeed I believe strongly that almost all domesticated animals evolved the traits permitting this in the Himalayas).

Your map is as revealing as Lynn’s IQ data, . The striking thing is that the red afb1b3 type reaches its highest frequency in Borneo (and among Hmong-Mien peoples I presume), yet is entirely absent among Australoids who are ag or axg.

If afb1b3 is a “signal” southeast Asian type, one sees it in high frueqency as far west as the border of Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan, and it reappears again in high frequency Sri Lanka among the Sinhala and Tamil. it is very rare, however, among Tibetans. This does suggest that, even before the Austronesian expansion, the indigenous population south of the Himalayas was totally distinct from the Australian Aborigines. It also suggests pressure for higher intelligence was strong even in the lower highlands south and east of the Himalayas, almost certainly because fire production does not occur naturally and there are few other potential sources.