Thread: Why black men have a bigger penis

  1. #401
    Quote Originally Posted by Chatha
    This is a fucking stupid thread that need not be here. Moderators should stop this crap
    On the contrary, I think this thread is actually going somewhere. Though it started as a somewhat whimsicle note, I think it has the potential to change minds, which is what debate should be about. Don't you think?

  2. #402
    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    And what's more, it's not even my own language.
    You should never start a sentence with a conjunction.

  3. #403
    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    That was an excellent article, spurious! (The nature one) I bookmarked it so I can read it and look into the science a bit more when I have more time.



    This sounds a lot like the argument that I've been making throughout the entire thread. I'm not imagining things, am I?

    Not sure since the article does not assume superiority, merely difference. It is however interesting to see that the evolution of the brain is continuing. Now we just have to make sense of it.

  4. #404
    big brown was screwed up
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    francois
    On the contrary, I think this thread is actually going somewhere. Though it started as a somewhat whimsicle note, I think it has the potential to change minds, which is what debate should be about. Don't you think?
    I just don't see who it benefits, the porn industry?

  5. #405
    This thread isn't only about dicks. Have you been reading, Chatha?

  6. #406
    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    Not sure since the article does not assume superiority, merely difference. It is however interesting to see that the evolution of the brain is continuing. Now we just have to make sense of it.
    Indeed, I don't recall the article having mentioned race at all. It does, however, support the assertions I've been making throughout the thread. Did you read the article about the study in Canada that examined and analyzed 100 brains, which indicated a positive correlation of brain size and intelligence?

  7. #407
    I'm afraid you will have to point exactly where the article supports your notions because i have not quite come to the same conclusion.

  8. #408
    big brown was screwed up
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    This thread isn't only about dicks. Have you been reading, Chatha?
    actually no

  9. #409
    Quote Originally Posted by spurious monkey
    I'm afraid you will have to point exactly where the article supports your notions because i have not quite come to the same conclusion.
    Quote Originally Posted by nature article
    The most obvious difference between humans and other animals is the relative large size of our brains. Our brains are three times as large as those of other higher primates such as chimpanzees and gorillas. In evolutionary terms such 'large features' come at a considerable cost in terms of energy (eg the peacocks' tail, the giraffe's neck) and so must confer a considerable advantage to the species. In humans, the pay-off for this energetic expenditure is our increased cognitive ability, which has led to our adaptability and colonisation of almost all habitats on earth.
    This is an excerpt from that article you linked us with. This is very close to the argument that I've been making throughout the thread. Do you remember me asking the question something along the lines of:
    "Considering how expensive large brains are, why would we have comparatively large brains if they didn't make us more intelligent?"
    Obviously, my opinion is that we wouldn't develop large brains if they didn't make us more intelligent. This is in accord to what is said in the Nature article.

  10. #410
    I'm unclear about what your thoughts on this subject are. I think you know what mine are. Maybe you can clarify your position. Do you still deny the relationship between brain size and intelligence? Give me a broad outline of your thoughts on this subject, please.

  11. #411

    post double.

    nothing herel..

  12. #412
    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    This is an excerpt from that article you linked us with. This is very close to the argument that I've been making throughout the thread. Do you remember me asking the question something along the lines of:
    "Considering how expensive large brains are, why would we have comparatively large brains if they didn't make us more intelligent?"
    Obviously, my opinion is that we wouldn't develop large brains if they didn't make us more intelligent. This is in accord to what is said in the Nature article.
    it continues by stating that there is hardly variance between brainsize in humans. Evolution is working on something else.

    no, wait...that is the science article.

  13. #413
    this was the nature article.

    Nevertheless the authors put little emphasis on any correlation of the Microcephalin/G37995C andASPM/A44871G with brain size. Instead they suggest that these haplotypes have more subtle effects on brain function such as personality, cognition, or susceptibility to mental disease that might give a selective advantage. Others have suggested that the effect could be upon fertility; MCPH genes are expressed in brain and gonads and could have a role in the asymmetric cell division of gamete meiosis. Regardless this is an exciting set of findings, which leads to many testable hypotheses and may take us a step forward towards explaining ourselves

  14. #414
    That's only part of the article. The part that I cited is also in it. Look through it. I didn't misquote.

  15. #415
    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    That's only part of the article. The part that I cited is also in it. Look through it. I didn't misquote.
    yes, i know. Increase in brain size drove early evolution. At one point there could not be more increase. Then the changes were more structural in nature.

    I didn't misquote either. It's all there!

    Anyway. it's not the orginal. It's a news and views article.

  16. #416
    Did you read the article about the study in Canada that examined and analyzed 100 brains, which indicated a positive correlation of brain size and intelligence? I recommend reading it in full. It's pretty short and contains some information worth knowing--well, IMHO.

  17. #417
    It's a news story.

  18. #418
    Does that matter? It's citing the results and findings of the original study.

  19. #419
    No. News stories are for blowing up science out of proportions. It's a way to get attention.

    It will have to wait till monday. I am not at work.

  20. #420
    It's not like the findings are the researcher's words paraphrased. The main findings of the study are quoted directly from the head neurologist of the study. Can't you figure this stuff out on your own? Do I have to hold your hand through every little thing?

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