- Aug 11, 2011
- Basic Beliefs
- Peace on Earth, goodwill towards all
It was not clear to me what he ( or Loren) meant. It is clear to me that any assertion that there was a significant or meaningful ( on any level ) difference in the genetic makeup between those who sold Africans and the Africans themselves or that any such difference translated into a difference in intelligence or quality is based upon multiple levels of ignorance. About genetics. Intelligence. The history of slavery. The practice of slavery in West Central Africa. For starters.Toni, it is rather obvious to others that TomC did not claim enslaving people changed their genetics. He is not proposing Lamarckian evolution.I asked how slavery changed genetics in response to posts that implied that a) intelligence is genetically determined and b) that people from African nations who were kidnapped and sold into slavery were not as high a quality of person as those who voluntarily immigrated. I wondered why the posters thought that to be the case? Did enslaving people alter their genetics?I can only form opinions based on what you write.
I can only from opinions on things you post.
You asked how slavery changed genetics. Remember that?
I'm pretty sure you know enough about genetics to know that you were just being insulting. But you don't seem to know much about history either. You seem to think that European people invented slavery, and Africans were too stupid to understand that selling people to people across the ocean was horrible for the human merchandise.
It seems to me that the claim is 'the Africans who were sold into slavery were genetically different to the Africans who sold them', which seems like a plausible claim to me.