New edition: The author, a professor at Western Ontario university, shows that substantial racial differences exist and their pattern can only be explained adequately from an evolutionary... More > perspective. This work reviews international data and finds a distinct pattern: People of East Asian ancestry and people of African ancestry are at opposite ends of a continuum, with people of European ancestry intermediate, albeit with much variability within each broad grouping. Rushton’s thesis is that when fully modern humans migrated out of Africa. perhaps only 100,000 years ago, the colder Eurasian climate selected for larger brains, more forward planning, greater family stability, and increased longevity with concomitant reductions in sex hormone, speed of maturation, reproductive potency, and aggressiveness. Rushton’s theory explains differentiation in intelligence and predicts other, seemingly unrelated race effects, such as differences in frequency of twinning. A modern masterpiece of science and irrefutable fact.< Less
The author fearlessly produced research which conclusively proved the existence of important racial differences in IQ, psychology, and behavior. Contained in this book are 48 research papers by... More > Professor Rushton which deal with all the main topics of his life’s work. Some of the topics in this encyclopaedia-sized book include his famous—and devastating—exposé of Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel; studies of IQ of Gypsies in Serbia; the relationship between cranial capacity, race, and intelligence; brain size and cognitive ability; IQ tests in South Africa and Zimbabwe; crime rates and race; ethno-nationalism and genetic commonality; and genetics and the evolution of personality.
This book is a goldmine of information and a lasting tribute to one of the greatest scientific minds of our time.
Professor J. Philippe Rushton (1943–2012) was born in Bournemouth, England, and lived in Canada, South Africa, and England. He was a tenured professor of psychology at the University of Western Ontario.< Less