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We all believe that our values are objective and moral, but that cannot be true because every generation believes that, yet they have vastly conflicting values. Only a few hundred years ago our ancestors found nothing objectionable about owning and selling other people, and some millenniums prior to that the main course at very person is a product of the times he lives in.
Only a few hundred years ago our ancestors found nothing objectionable about owning and selling other people, and some millenniums prior to that the main course at dinner might be a member of a neighboring tribe. Had we lived then, there is little doubt we would not have objected.
Erectus Walks Amongst Us by Richard D. Fuerle
Several hundred years from now a future generation is likely to consider our values to be as ignorant and barbaric as we consider those of our predecessors. I mention this to encourage the reader to jettison, or at least rein in, the opinions, attitudes, and beliefs that he has picked up during his life, because in this book many of them will be disputed.
Step out of your times, as though you had just arrived on this planet, and weigh the evidence and reasoning presented. It is nearly impossible to arrive at the truth by listening to only one side of the story, and you are about to hear another side. The rest of us live in this sea of misinformation.
Since almost everyone believes the prevailing misinformation, we assume it must be true. So we act on it, making important decisions about our lives, decisions that all too often are disastrous. Now, in my waning years, I can see no contribution I could make to the next generation more important than to challenge what I believe to be at least some of these erroneous beliefs.
To encourage the dissemination of this book, it is being published without royalties and may be copied, with attribution, without liability to the author. I hope to make it available on the internet without charge, as I have done with my other books.
Very little is held back in this book. I have tried to be as accurate as possible, though I would be amazed if there were no mistakes, as so much ground is covered and speculation was required to fill in gaps in the evidence.
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I’m loathe to stick the “racist” label onto anyone, since it is used so cheaply these days, especially in describing those who don’t follow a specific ideological benefit. And, I tried to give Richard Fuerle the benefit of the doubt, since he does lay out a number of biological and evolutionary facts in constructing his arguments.
The problem is that he cherry-picks or misconstrues those facts in order to support his thesis that Africans, and their relatives around the globe, are “less-evolved” I’m loathe to stick the “racist” label onto anyone, since it is used so cheaply these days, especially in describing those who don’t follow a specific ideological benefit.
The problem is that he cherry-picks or misconstrues those facts in order to support his thesis that Africans, and their relatives around the globe, are “less-evolved” than are members of other races never mind the issue of whether “pure” races even exist, as racial mixing has been occurring for millennia, which even Fuerle admits, with dread. Fuerle then gives himself away in the last section by proscribing social policy “fixes” for problems supposedly caused by racial mixing, whether biological or cultural; this proves, beyond a doubt, that he was not simply following the evidence to its conclusion, albeit wrongheadedly, but that he already had that conclusion in mind.
Perhaps his most egregious error is his misreading of human evolution, especially the role altruism. If our ancestors had truly followed the Ayn Rand approach to helping others, as Fuerle suggests, the human species would have died off long ago. Jan 13, Karlos Callens rated it did not like it. May 13, Zetetic Elench rated it did not like it. I was hoping not optimistically I’ll admit that this book would have some novel premise and attempt to justify it with evidence.
Unfortunately it’s more in the vein of apologetics than science, with cherry-picking galore and straw man attacks against anyone who might disagree with the central, and boringly bigoted, hypothesis.
All in all a depressingly poorly thought out piece of text, especially when genuine evolutionary biology and neuropsychology are such interesting subjects.
May 18, Spinster rated it did not like it Shelves: I was going to start this simply by stating that the book is a massive truckload of bullshit. However, my reading buddy felt like there was something missing there and suggested I go with a whale analogy. A giant whale, deceased a week or two ago, washed ashore on a beach, bloated and rotting, just about ready to explode and spread its insides in a stinking red, green and black slime of death all over.
That’s what’s in the truck. Needless to say, this book needs to be taken with a bucket of salt I was going to start this simply by stating that the book is a massive truckload of bullshit.
Needless to say, this book needs to be taken with a bucket of salt but I did learn that there are racial differences in earwax! Good news, however, is that we learn from the very introduction erecrus the book that Fuerle efectus be just a teeny tiny bit biased in his book. This review is for a book of opinions, and since I disagree with most of those opinions… Fuerle is quite proudly wearing his pointy white hat and good on him, I do appreciate the openness of his bigotry.
The first four sections of the book are Fuerle trying to explain his theory, the text slowly but surely getting nuttier as the chapters go by. He makes claims that will support his theory but have no basis in reality, they’re there to support his own opinions. In the first section he seemed a bit bigoted but fairly reasonable. I amomgst surprised he quite shamelessly stated in the footnotes that Jews and Gypsies are parasitical populations that should be expelled.
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What was left unclear was where they should be expelled to, if any nation that welcomes them is foolish. By the last section I wouldn’t have been at all surprised if he’d bluntly advised to gas them. By section IV he has totally abandoned all science and it’s basically a long rant about how it’s unfair that other people are starting to get equal rights to his, including people with brown skin and no penises, and coming up with rather imaginative theories to support his crisis.
The last section is Fuerle explaining why some people mainly white men are more equal than others. He does it by switching to philosophy and he attacks Socialism, Individualism and Feminism amongst other things. No self-respecting author would let their opinions shine through that strongly, not if they were trying for a scientific approach. Erectus Walks Amongst Us is basically introducing another theory for the origin of man.
Or rather Eurasian man, the author is making it very clear that in his opinion Eurasians and Africans parted genetic ways long ago, even before the Australopithecus. His entire book is based on his interpretation of racial equality as egalitarians claiming all people are genetically identical. Fuerle is basing his attacks on obvious misinterpretations and that very easily crushes many of his arguments. The book is mainly about white vs. It’s clear Fuerle feels very strongly about the survival and purity of the superior white race but what he fails to see is that evolution is constant change, there can be no stasis, and that the Caucasians will eventually go extinct and it doesn’t really matter if it’s sooner or later.
The author speaks of Caucasians as a successful Cro-Magnon x Neandertal hybrid but treats them as an end product, banning any further interbreeding. On at least a few occasions Fuerle mentions Congoids interbreeding with chimpanzees. In the footnotes he clarifies that this is something that happened approximately four million years ago.
To put it into context, that was two million years before Homo erectus lived and even before the Australopithecus. You know there’s something fishy going on if they’re trying to hide facts or present erects as something else.
There is a lot of talk about inbreeding and even incest, and somehow the author seems to be completely oblivious to their negative repercussions.
Erectus Walks Amongst Us by Richard D. Fuerle (3 star ratings)
Which is not very old, mind you. They don’t all get deleted like he thinks, recessives are forever and there are illnesses that only appear after the person has reproduced, for example. There are also problems with procreation and immune system, hugely important when you’re talking about the vitality of the population.
Apparently she should have been home tending to her children and not protesting. Throughout the book Fuerle contradicts himself a lot, depending on what he wants to say. A very interesting point and possibly the most important question regarding the book is what are humans for. What is the standard and who gets to choose?
Is it even up to us or should we let the nature work its course? Another issue that kept bugging me were wild conjectures, many of which were easily disputable, some even hilarious.
Or, you know, bullshit. Yes, he actually says so in the book. Jul 29, FreshWholeMilk rated it liked it. Fuerle’s hypothesis as to the origin of the various races is very much outmoded and was rather kooky for it’s time as well.
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