Mr Li on the Supposed Backwardness of Nordic By Brian Simpson
Mr Li, who is from China, has been conducting a critique of our work he arguing in defence of the superiority of East Asians. In a recent email he is angered at the idea proposed that Northern Europeans have high intelligence and creativity, and he cites Jared Diamond’s popular book Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997), p. 22 in refutation. This is a popular book, with few scholarly references, and in the concluding paragraph of this essay, critics are referenced.
Essentially the point is that according to Diamond the people of northern Europe contributed nothing to civilisation until the last one thousand years. The cold regions were a backwater. As Mr Li notes that claim does not withstand scrutiny, and is based on dated Middle eastern biased archaeological evidence. I have been reporting for years about all matter of Northern European technologies and scientific ideas at this site, which Li is free to search. There are numerous discoveries, including astronomical innovations which the Northern Europeans produced, some dating from the Upper Paleolithic, and thus older than anything found in Asia and the Middle East: https://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/4184; http://www2.astronomicalheritage.net/index.php/show-theme?idtheme=7;
More than 150 gigantic temples, 2,000 years older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids have been discovered beneath the fields and land of Modern Germany, Austria and Slovakia. These 7,000 year old structures were built by a religious people who died out about 200 years after building the structures: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/found-europes-oldest-civilisation-5345769.html. This is an early astronomical observatory, one of about 200 scattered around Northern Europe.
Then there is the 3,600 year old Sky Disc of Nebra, the world’s oldest image of the cosmos discovered in Saxony-Anhalt in the year 2000, and the UNESC Memory of the World Register regards this as “one of the most important archaeological finds of the twentieth century.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebra_sky_disk. A cluster of seven dots on the disc, along with the moon and sun, accurately depicts the Pleiades constellation, as it appeared 3,600 years ago.
The famous baked-clay Tartaria tablets from Romania have a written script which dates several centuries before the proto-literate period in Sumer, of about 5,300 BC. It could be the earliest known form of writing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C4%83rt%C4%83ria_tablets.
What then about his claim that the people of the northern Europe were behind the South? That may not be true before Greece: Ricardo Duchesne, The Uniqueness of the Western Civilization (2011); J. P. Mallory, In Search of the Indo-Europeans, (1989), especially if the Aryan-civilisation building thesis has even a spot of truth: V. G. Childe, The Aryans (1926), M Grant, The Passing of the Great Race, a thesis consistent with Nordics influencing early Chinese culture, as I argued for previously: see also J. P. Mallory and V. Mair, The Tarim Mummies, (2000). As well, Li’s criticism collapses since Greece and Rome at their peaks had a substantial Nordic contribution, as Arthur Kemp has shown in many works, and is evident from considering remaining statutes: T. Frank, “Race Mixture in the Roman empire,” American Historical Review, vol. 21, 1916, pp. 689-708.
As for Jared Diamond, for criticisms follow the links of bad reviews: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskAnthropology/comments/1rzm07/what_are_some_of_the_main_anthropological/. Diamond advances an accident theory of advances to wash away racial achievements of Europeans, but ironically many Chinese are advancing contrary arguments about the merits of Chinese civilization. I think that they are right to do so, but my purpose is to defend my own kind because the Chinese are not facing an existential threat to their existence, while we are facing genocide. To overcome this it is necessary to show to our tribe that we are worth saving, something which journals like American Renaissance, with their IQ fetish, have failed to do in my opinion. On this position it would be better for us to disappear and for the Chinese to have all of the Earth.