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Old 10-15-2008, 02:27 PM   #46
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Default Re: Why do black people have longer arms? (relative to height)

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IN GENERAL, Black people have longer arms AND legs.

IN GENERAL, White people have more upper-body strength.

IN GENERAL, East Asian people are better martial atists.

Why? Who , knows?


Couple thousand years of living with very few positive qualities.

Not much has changed since the last crusades, the top 1% controlling the wealth, politics, land, military, law, while they use the church to control the sheep; by creating a community and using the church's political agenda to gain their support. The royal families and the Pope and other top leaders in the church all lived in palaces.

Thir strength over last 2000 years was in their ability to lack human decency and consistently show that they can brutalize any society or culture for its wealth without guilt.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:32 PM   #47
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wut kinda ****ing question is this?
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:49 PM   #48
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this is the correct answer...

I have brought it up here before and it really offends people here for some reason but it is 100% true...

African Americans are very different looking than Africans...

that is because white men bred them...they only brought the biggest strongest Africans over here because they made for better slaves...that right there is selective breeding...

but it even goes deeper than that...something that schools do not teach but slaves were bred just like farm animals for the most part....there were slave breeding farms even where only the biggest strongest men were alowed to mate witht he healthiest females...in order to have the biggest strongest most athletic kids...

this is why African Americans dominate sports and this is why African Americans are 10x stronger and more athletic than regular Africans....




now flame away and call me an ignorant racist or whatever but it is true...

google it...youtube it....look it up....you will only find that I am right...


It's not slavery, it's the fact that the majority of slaves were Western Africans. There are plenty of great athletes that come from nations in Western Africa, which shouldnt be the case since only the biggest and strongest people were taken from there.

There's a distinct difference in how people who come from places like the Congo, Senegal or Nigeria are built and people from places like the Sudan, Somalia, Kenya or Ethiopia. Most African Americans are of Western African origin, and Western Africans are just as athletic as African Americans, the only difference is they dont have the same exposure to training or facilities like we do here.

You cannot force evolution to happen among humans like that in such a short time period (relative), 400 years of slavery will not turn a race of people into super athletes. That's not enough generations for anything significant to take hold.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:06 PM   #49
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here is the real reason.
Allen's Rule

Just like Bergmann's rule, which states that body mass will increase with distance from the equator to help retain body heat (increase volume relative to surface area), Allen's rule states that populations closer to the equator will have longer appendages to allow for greater heat loss (less volume per surface area). Holds true for pretty much all mammals and birds.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:23 PM   #50
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And, the northwestern states in India have a long history of wrestling. They have been hosting their own MMA tournaments for hundreds of years and and they showed it from 1900-1960s when those events were like boxing matches are now.

There were some promoted world champion europeans in the early 1900s, and The Great Gama put them in their place.

He goes to London and issues a challenge that he will defeat any 3 wrestlers in in 30 minutes, and he issued direct challenges to the 2 champions Gotch and Zsbyzko.

Zzbyzko took the challenge and they fought for 250lb purse in 1910 in London, and Gama had him on the ground in a submission hold in less than a minute and proceeded to hold him there and let him get up occasionally to put him down on the ground again for 2 and half hours. lol.

seriously, the top Pehlwani wrestlers were beasts, even now you got the Great Kali in WWF, 7'3" 400+ beast.

And Pehlwani not only form, theres Kushti, kabbadi, Gatka, and many other forms of wrestling that involved total body and mind training.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:53 PM   #51
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I think it was because Africans often commited sins in front of people, then they were hanged and stretched for punishemnt.

Becaues they were drawn and quartered so often, only the longest could survive and thus the genetics passed down.
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:59 AM   #52
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I think it was because Africans often commited sins in front of people, then they were hanged and stretched for punishemnt.

Becaues they were drawn and quartered so often, only the longest could survive and thus the genetics passed down.

Way to pull a BS explanation out of your ass. Out of the craziest theories I've heard, this one is the stupidest.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:11 AM   #53
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here is the real reason.
Allen's Rule

Just like Bergmann's rule, which states that body mass will increase with distance from the equator to help retain body heat (increase volume relative to surface area), Allen's rule states that populations closer to the equator will have longer appendages to allow for greater heat loss (less volume per surface area). Holds true for pretty much all mammals and birds.

This is the correct answer.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:41 AM   #54
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LMAO wow and u guess thought my post were dumb some of the post im reading on this is thread shows ignorance and just plain dumbness

do anyof you guys agree?
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:08 PM   #55
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LMAO wow and u guess thought my post were dumb some of the post im reading on this is thread shows ignorance and just plain dumbness

do anyof you guys agree?
meh, Didnt bother to read most of it cause I knew it would be full of retarded ****. Dont recall your posts other than the constant overhyping of mayo. I guess being high on a player isnt as stupid as not being able to use google to look up appendage length and latitude.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:50 AM   #56
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Hi guys, i was surfing ****raft.net as i regularly do and came across the measurements of european players and realized that most Europeans' measurements are such that the wingspan is at most 2 inches above their height, and many many players have wingspans shorter than their height!

The link is here: http://www.****raft.net/2008eurocamp004.asp

I almost thought it was a norm from looking at the predraft measurements in the US that most players' wingspans are 4-5 inches longer than their height, if not more. What might account for this differential? I'm sure all of you who follow the prospects will agree to this, that there is a big disparity between these two groups. Is it that the black people were supposed to grow taller but they didn't because they worked out and got buff at an early age?

Yeah you are right. Black people do tend to have longer extremites (i.e. longer arms and legs and bigger hands and feet) in proportion to their height than whites and Asians, but there are always exceptions. Remember Kevin Willis? That guy has short-ass limps despite being black! But most black (or even half-black) players especially the extremely tall ones (i.e. Shagari Alleyne, Kenny George, Saer Sene, Manute Bol, and etc) have wingspans that are considerably longer than their own height (more than 6 inches).
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:52 AM   #57
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here is the real reason.
Allen's Rule

Just like Bergmann's rule, which states that body mass will increase with distance from the equator to help retain body heat (increase volume relative to surface area), Allen's rule states that populations closer to the equator will have longer appendages to allow for greater heat loss (less volume per surface area). Holds true for pretty much all mammals and birds.
Exactly...
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:55 AM   #58
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What a horrible bump
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:10 PM   #59
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Wy_xRHJd4
fast forward to about 1:15...or just watch the whole thing

Holy sh*t...



That was funny! haha!

but seriously though whats up with those racist!?
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:51 PM   #60
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really? have you never watched "worlds strongest man" or whatever? they're all eastern european men, super hairy and buff, not toned at all but can pull trucks and wood blocks. have u played street fighter? they're all basically like zangiefs, or whatever the Russian wrestler's name was

btw, asians arent that good at martial arts anymore i'd say they dominate the realm of academics and asian women

In the US that might be the case. Come to Asia and you'll see how scary good they are...
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