Bruce Jones wrote:
> And everywhere people were shorter as a result. A recent study I read
> from the World Health Organization concluded that in Japan, for instance,
> the population has gotten several inches taller on average since the end
> of the Second World War. They attribute it entirely to improved
This is exactly the point I am making.
> Bull. I have read quite a bit that sharply contradicts this.
If you have any information on this I would be very interested in
reading it. You might like to send it privately as a discussion on
genetics per se is not quite on topic. I have done a lot of livestock
breeding and have never come across anything that suggests that
nutrition affects genetic structure but I am quite willing to stand
corrected if you can prove it.
> "A" Welshman. All the Welshmen I know are tall; at least relatively so.
> Maybe we grow different in the Western US. Your original question stated
> your belief that all Welsh are generally short. I don't happen to believe
> that to be true. Perhaps you have some reliable statistical data to the
> contrary, arranged by geography and decade? I usually find these casual
> observations to be on the same order as "all blonds are stupid". Maybe
> you just notice only the short ones.
Firstly, I did not say all Welshmen are short. Secondly, you are saying
all Welshmen you know are tall so I guess if I am guilty of
generalising, so are you. I would really like to get hold of some
reliable statistics. Any ideas?