The Single Most Amazing Number in Human Biodiversity Studies: 72

The Single Most Amazing Number in Human Biodiversity Studies: 72, by Steve Sailer.

[T[he single favorite event at the Olympics among the public … is track and field’s 100 meter dash.

This Olympic’s race to find the World’s Fastest Man was won for the third time in a row by Jamaica’s giant goofball Usain Bolt. …

The New Yorker recently inquired “How Fast Would Usain Bolt Run the Mile?“, only to find out according to his agent that “Usain has never run a mile.” …

Usain Bolt, 2007

From the God-Given-Differences Department:

The most striking statistic in human biodiversity studies … [is] that in both the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, all eight finalists each time in the men’s 100 meter sprints were black. When you considered that people of substantial sub-Saharan descent only make up a modest fraction of the world’s population, then 16 out of 16 was extraordinary. …

Rio now represents the 9th consecutive Olympics in which all 8 finalists in the men’s 100 meter dash were black. That’s 72 in a row.

I don’t think 72 out of 72 can be fully explained away as a social construct.

A commenter adds:

Don’t worry – the lefties will still argue that black is white – quite literally – right up to the day you die. Really, it’s a religious cultist thing with them – rationality goes out of the window.

Also expect them to persist in calling you nasty names merely for mentioning it, right up to the day you die.

Commenter Polynikes:

Let’s say it is a social construct, for arguments sake. What does it say about your society that it is constructed so that it exports sprinters instead of mathematicians or computers?