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Will SSA (Sub Saharan Africa) ever catch up with the rest of the world?

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posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 11:25 AM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: AnakinWayneII

It's actually a serious problem. Their consanguinity rates are 20-50% depending on where you are. This causes widespread congenital defects, lower IQs, mental retardation, and aggressive behavior.

It's really hard to maintain the fabric of a society when this is going on.



Bizarre. Why on Earth would people do that? Isn't there a supposed overpopulation issue? So why would consanguinity rates be that high? It's not as if the population is tiny...




posted on Sep, 8 2019 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: AnakinWayneII

It is in some places. Remember that tribal identities and some religions support this sort of behavior. Couple that with widespread lack of education, and very little mobility and it isn't surprising.

To draw a clear picture of how bad it is, the rape of virgins was considered a curative method to combat AIDS. As a result, AIDS spread in Africa exponentially based on nothing but rumor and superstition. en.m.wikipedia.org...

We all want to believe that the rationality of people is universal. But the data tells us otherwise and it is hard to talk about without offending sensibilities. But if we don't talk about it we'll never be able to fix it.

edit on 9 8 2019 by projectvxn because: (no reason given)



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