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    What causes facial diversity within a nationality?

    I'm just curious, this question is obviously one that might come to mind to a novice at this subject.. But I do spend time looking at different peoples faces on the internet in other nations... and I'm wondering what is it that originally caused differentation between two individuals faces? Sure, life started with Adam if you want to believe that or Eve or evolution... but my question is, is it the presence of the soul and or the habits of each individual that is creating the difference in the face? Obviously it wouldn't likely be environment because they are within the same nation.

    Interesting question I have... pardon my newbieness

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    Re: What causes facial diversity within a nationality

    Genetic mutation, survival of the fittest etc?..

    Btw, of all races the mongoloid race shows the least genetic deviation

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    Re: What causes facial diversity within a nationality

    Quote Originally Posted by personality_son
    Genetic mutation, survival of the fittest etc?..
    Agree , with a lot of etc...

    I think this question of cinosone could be better placed in the 'Physical Anthropology' section. With some answers so those who are new to anthropology could read it through.

    Quote Originally Posted by personality_son
    Btw, of all races the mongoloid race shows the least genetic deviation


    A Malaysian and a Amazon indian(S American) are both belonging to the Mongolid race.
    While they have been separated for at least 20.000 yrs.(*) this is not the smallest deviation I think.
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    * = OK there are nowadays theories (maybe proof I don't know) telling something else, but anyway.

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    Re: What causes facial diversity within a nationality

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerled
    A Malaysian and a Amazon indian(S American) are both belonging to the Mongolid race.
    While they have been separated for at least 20.000 yrs.(*) this is not the smallest deviation I think.
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    * = OK there are nowadays theories (maybe proof I don't know) telling something else, but anyway.
    Allright, I guess I didn't mean the mongoloid race as a whole. I'm thinking more along the lines of differences among individuals of some specific group.

    I remember reading an article comparing the average IQ of different countries, something was mentioned about Hong Kong having a comparably high average IQ (114?) with an unusually small deviation. Basically, it implies having a very narrow bell curve with very few clinically diagnosed idiots per population on one side and at the same time just as few extremely gifted persons on the other side. So, say, if in some western european country 0,001% of the population have an IQ of over 160 points, then the yielding percentage for Hong Kong could be as low as 0,00001%, even with a mean IQ of 114. Compared to the western world the mongoloid countries are more in the direction of being homogenious, disindividualized, anthill like and in some sense superior societies, because the future of evolution is no longer in evolution of man, but in evolution of society as a living organism.

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    Re: What causes facial diversity within a nationality

    Quote Originally Posted by personality_son
    Allright, I guess I didn't mean the mongoloid race as a whole.
    Agree, I also didn't thought you did. That's why the: ' '

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    Re: What causes facial diversity within a nationality

    Hey I took offense to that "diagnosed idiots" part... that was kind of mean man.

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