Since the forum has been down for a couple of days, I was filling this hole in my life by rereading the single altrugenics blog post that Stoddard wrote (with input from Koanic). From there I got sidetracked into thinking about racial blood types and found my way to this chart.
It’s difficult to parse this sort of thing in one sitting, but I found an obvious observation about Type-O blood that connected to a couple of other weirdo theories that have been festering in the back of my mind. This type of blood seems to trace back to the original slave caste that was bred for pyramid-building (both literally and as a metaphor for the social structure). You can look at the incidence of Type-O in a population and use that as a surprisingly predictive index of how easy it would be to enslave that population for the purpose of pushing blocks up ramps. Think of it as an index of large-group submissiveness. The highest purity is found in the new world Indio populations who were doing this most recently, and would do it again for 25 cents per hour if an enterprising melonhead decided to manifest his Egyptology fetish.
(Keep in mind what I said on the forum: the lack of pyramids in India doesn’t count because the positions of many ancient religious sites were chosen according to sacred geometry, not convenience. See David Flynn.)
Groups with other blood types in their populations would be less amenable to pyramid building for various reasons. Africans, for instance, aren’t emotionally suited to slavery. Some groups have remnants of a strong tribal or warrior culture, like the Maoris. High-IQ groups tend to have a lot of high-agency individuals who tend to play political games. But you can track down the list and see a trend that groups with a high incidence of Type-O blood also have a high incidence of “natural slaves”, in terms of emotional expression and political leanings.
A curious divide in Type-O blood can be found in the native North American population between the Blackfeet in the northwest (17 percent, extreme low-end outlier) and the Navajo in the southwest (73 percent, a high-end outlier). A similarly curious divide exists between the Andamanese and the Nicobarese in the islands off of southeast Asia (which are extremely isolated breeding populations). I’m not comfortable to talk anthropology in any kind of detail, but here are some broader speculations.
Imagine that Plato’s “Atlantis” refers to the antediluvian world civilization that built the pyramids, bred humans and animals for fun and profit, and shared a single language and culture. If the flood myth refers to the glaciers receding back to the poles, then we’d expect this civilization to be a ring concentrated more-or-less around the equator in the temperate zone where the effective cost of living (disease and other risks) was lower. We’d also expect the oceans to be a bit lower, so a lot more land was showing, many islands would have been peninsulas, and so forth. Many of the older cities would have been located near the ancient sea level and would nowadays be underwater. The ruins found on land now, the “highlands” of those days, would tend to have been the most recent and relatively backward in comparison to the coastal metropolitan areas.
The remnants of the slave caste are not a particularly progressive bunch. You don’t see much in the way of linguistic divergence here, the way you’d expect with tribes of hunter-gatherers (think North American Indians or neanderthals). In fact, if we take the story of the Tower of Babel as indicative, the tendency to linguistic divergence is the literal opposite trait of pyramid building. (I sometimes wonder if the references in the Bible indicate the beginnings of an antediluvian space program.) Some of these slaves were mixed into the African melting pot, but for the most part they stayed put and continued to live in large groups with static cultures, experiencing a low rate of linguistic and cultural evolution. They just stare at the wall and wait around to be conquered and socially dominated by different flavors of Indo-aryan assholes.