I've been thinking for a very long time about the persistent failure of attempts to bring the Australian aborigines into the modern world. Disregarding the fact that there have been numerous instances of individuals who have reached high levels of education and career success. The reason I disregard this fact is that any aboriginal individual who would be put up as an example of this is without doubt someone who has part aboriginal blood and isn't 100% pure aboriginal. By this I mean they have aboriginal/western blood.
So I did a Google search to test a theory that claims aborigines are not as evolved as their European based cousins. I couldn't find any explicit expression of this concept but I did find many references to the idea that aborigines have evolved differently but are not less evolved. This thinking is so dangerously close to racist ideas that nobody wants to be associated with such.
And of course I'm not going to put myself up as a target by stating anything like that.
consider this quote from a professor who has just been awarded an Queen's Birthday honor,
Her interest in the Glycaemic Index -- a nutrition concept devised by University of Toronto experts David Jenkins and Thomas Wolever -- goes back to 1981, when she was studying Aboriginal diets. She concluded that indigenous people so easily became obese and developed diabetes because, unlike Europeans, their bodies had not evolved the ability to manage the high levels of glucose, sugars that accompanied the development of agriculture.
And you might well miss the critical phrase which I have highlighted.
So it's ok to mention that aboriginal bodies are not (as) evolved as Europeans, is it too much of a stretch to say that maybe their brains are not similarly evolved as well?