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As it turns out, Welsing believes (per wikipedia) that "white people are the genetically defective descendants of albino mutants."
The New York Times
The Smaller the Ball, the Better the Book: A Game Theory of Literature
Date: May 31, 1992, Sunday, Late Edition
Final Byline: By George Plimpton;
SOME years ago I evolved what I called the Small Ball Theory to assess the quality of literature about sports. This stated that there seems to be a correlation between the standard of writing about a particular sport and the ball it utilizes -- that the smaller the ball, the more formidable the literature. There are superb books about golf, very good books about baseball, not many good books about football or soccer, very few good books about basketball and no good books at all about beach balls. I capped off the Small Ball Theory by citing Mark Twain's "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," perhaps the most universally known of sports stories, in which bird shot (very small balls indeed!) is an important element in the plot.
This is a variant of the Nation of Islam's racial theory. It's pretty batshit
Somebody likes going to Thailand.
Who said anything about ping pong balls?
The last info I have heard on the white/black skin color thing was from one of the endless History Channel stations, or maybe National Geographic. The idea - apparently backed by genetic analysis - is that the further north your population is, the less melanin you need in your skin to offset the effects of the number of hours that the sun shines in the year. So you have blacks near the equator, lighter brown skin along the Mediterranean, and blonds in Sweden.
The show also claimed that the amount of time it would take the descendants of a black person who moved to Sweden to become white-skinned blonds is about 10,000 years.
Blastin, is your cousin Dave Chappelle?
Maybe I don't get evolution, but I don't see how something like blue eyes would spread via natural selection. Sure, nice to have if you live up north, I guess, but not a major procreative advantage. The blue eyed dude isn't going to spread more seed just because he has fractionally better eyesight in the winter.
“What would you imagine would be the result if the so-called Negro Leagues had been allowed to continue? Who would you imagine would dominate?” Dr. Welsing said.
This explanation is pretty convincing as a basic framework, but probably still somewhat imperfect -- there isn't a clean gradation of skin tones from the equator to the arctic, and people at the same latitudes in different parts of the world can have very different skin tones and hair types. Evolution is complex.
What would you imagine would be the result if the so-called Negro Leagues had been allowed to continue? Who would you imagine would dominate?” Dr. Welsing said.
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