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YourSpaceBoyfriend

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Re: New study on height across countries
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2016, 01:15:02 AM »

Imho it will be good for the shortest/tallest people.

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Re: New study on height across countries
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2016, 02:09:06 PM »

If you think in the future, maybe height wont be a problem so wont be important, I dont like that. If everybody has
the same advantages, the advantages will disappear, so this world will be bored. Imagine if everybody could aspire to be as intelligent as Einstein, this would be bored and silly. But maybe discrimination could dissapear??? I dont think so, humans would create another things that could make the difference. I am just saying that ADN cant be completily changed, becuase it would create a bored world.

Oh no, people would still be very different - intelligence, personality, behaviour, etc., and will still be able to suceed in whatever ways they like. But the unfair inequality will be gone, at least in regards to height. People would even still be differently tall, but just the possibility of easily changing your height to whatever you want it to be, if we assume that's gonna be possible one day, will reduce the importance people place on height. How can you not love that thought? Seriously.
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Re: New study on height across countries
« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2016, 06:11:28 PM »

Because you are talking about changing the ADN, if you do that, everybody can have the same things and success will be impossible, all we be the same, that doesnt mean that discrimination will disapppear but.......Hmmm.
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Re: New study on height across countries
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2016, 11:02:24 PM »

What is ADN anyway?
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Re: New study on height across countries
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2016, 03:40:32 AM »

There will always be something that people will use to bolster their status and diminish others, humans are, by nature, predisposed to hierarchical thinking.
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Re: New study on height across countries
« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2017, 09:12:27 PM »

South Korean government are clearly lying about 5'8 average.
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Re: New study on height across countries
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2017, 01:02:07 AM »

Interesting new study of trends in height across countries for the last century. Young Dutch men are now the tallest at nearly 6 feet on average. South Koreans and Iranians show largest increase.

https://elifesciences.org/content/5/e13410

Average Dutchman is 181.1cm (5'11.25") according to these stats:

http://statline.cbs.nl/Statweb/publication/?DM=SLNL&PA=81565NED&D1=0-5&D2=a&D3=0-1,5&D4=0&D5=0,10,20,30,33-35&HDR=T&STB=G1,G2,G3,G4&VW=T
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Re: New study on height across countries
« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2017, 02:22:28 PM »

This is a good study but it has some sensational claims.

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Being taller is associated with enhanced longevity

It really is not. The highest life expectancy in Europe is in Sardinia, Italy, where, coincidentally, are also the shortest people in Europe. They share the highest rate of centenarians in the world with the Okinawans, from Japan. You'd think the highest expectancy in Europe would be located in places like Sweden, Norway or Iceland due to their very high living standards; it's not.

A lot of the current research seems to indicate that height is a big component in longevity, but in the opposite direction that this study shows. It's also a potential explanation as to why women tend to live longer than men.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-05-sardinian-men-height-factor-longevity.html

I'd also be very skeptical of the height and IQ claims. Einstein was 5'7", and most of the Japanese Nobel Laureates were around that height. That claim probably only applies, on average, to Western society. Correlation is also not causation, etc. It could simply be that the better nutrition taller Westerners get also affects their IQ levels. Basically, you shouldn't take that claim as gospel.

Overall, I just wanted to make this post because people on this forum already have enough psychological issues as it is. You don't need extra ones based on poor or outdated science.   
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Re: New study on height across countries
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2017, 04:28:40 PM »

This is a good study but it has some sensational claims.

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It really is not. The highest life expectancy in Europe is in Sardinia, Italy, where, coincidentally, are also the shortest people in Europe. They share the highest rate of centenarians in the world with the Okinawans, from Japan. You'd think the highest expectancy in Europe would be located in places like Sweden, Norway or Iceland due to their very high living standards; it's not.

A lot of the current research seems to indicate that height is a big component in longevity, but in the opposite direction that this study shows. It's also a potential explanation as to why women tend to live longer than men.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-05-sardinian-men-height-factor-longevity.html

I'd also be very skeptical of the height and IQ claims. Einstein was 5'7", and most of the Japanese Nobel Laureates were around that height. That claim probably only applies, on average, to Western society. Correlation is also not causation, etc. It could simply be that the better nutrition taller Westerners get also affects their IQ levels. Basically, you shouldn't take that claim as gospel.

Overall, I just wanted to make this post because people on this forum already have enough psychological issues as it is. You don't need extra ones based on poor or outdated science.
People will correlate things with anything but that doesn't make it true. It's just like how people correlate race with certain things like IQ and make other absurd claims when in reality there are many factors that need to be considered.
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