In “Human and Economic Evolution,” I discussed how natural selection is alive and well among humans, and used such examples as genetic resistance to malaria among Africans and high aptitudes in the maths and sciences among Ashkenazi Jews. Today I’d like to discuss an interesting finding reported in The Economist that is relevant to the China/Tibet dispute, and I’m going to tie it into a broader discussion of the human brain and investment psychology.
Tibetans and their supporters in Western countries have long contended that the Han Chinese do not belong in Tibet. New genetic research suggests they may be correct–to an extent.
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