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View Poll Results: Which city has overall better climate?
NEW YORK CITY 104 47.49%
MIAMI 115 52.51%
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Old 10-30-2009, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Yes, the Americas have varying because there are many less pure Natives, but look at Africa where the opposite is true.

Lack of food also adds to the size of a person, however, the people of Africa are leaner, thinner, skinnier than their European counterparts.

You chose one group, an exception, most aren't short. The further North you go, the whiter the population gets, but the Inuits are fairly dark. Why? Lots of vitamin D in their diet. You don't base things off of outliers.
The Mbutsi are in Africa. Many of the tribes in the Pantanal in Brazil are short in stature also and there has not been much of an outside influence. Many are still living as they did hundreds of years ago.
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Old 10-30-2009, 03:38 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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The Mbutsi are in Africa. Many of the tribes in the Pantanal in Brazil are short in stature also and there has not been much of an outside influence. Many are still living as they did hundreds of years ago.
Once again, you are using people that comprise a small percentage of the population.

It's simple, people in Africa and Central and Southern America are built to take the cold. So it doesn't matter about A/C when they were built for that.
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Old 10-30-2009, 03:55 AM
 
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So what does all of this mean?
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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So what does all of this mean?
As we all know, the United States is mainly White.

Mike was talking about how many of the people in areas where it gets hot don't have air conditioning. I pointed out that the people in those areas have bodies that are built for the heat so comparing them is not the same.
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:24 AM
 
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As we all know, the United States is mainly White.

Mike was talking about how many of the people in areas where it gets hot don't have air conditioning. I pointed out that the people in those areas have bodies that are built for the heat so comparing them is not the same.
Oh I see. If you were raised in a certain area, your body will adapt to the weather of that area. Hence some of the Northerners complaining about the warm weather in the warmer states(FL, TX, CA, AZ, ect). And Vice Versa for the Floridians that have moved to the colder Southern states(FL to NC, VA, GA, ect).
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:26 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I had central air, and heat, in an apartment building in Gainesville in 1971. My family is from southern Italy (Naples and Sicily). My Mom and Grandma both couldn't stand the heat. Maybe that was one of the reasons why my ancestors left Italy and migrated to NY?
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:31 AM
 
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I had central air, and heat, in an apartment building in Gainesville in 1971. My family is from southern Italy (Naples and Sicily). My Mom and Grandma both couldn't stand the heat. Maybe that was one of the reasons why my ancestors left Italy and migrated to NY?
Possibly.
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Oh I see. If you were raised in a certain area, your body will adapt to the weather of that area. Hence some of the Northerners complaining about the warm weather in the warmer states(FL, TX, CA, AZ, ect). And Vice Versa for the Floridians that have moved to the colder Southern states(FL to NC, VA, GA, ect).
That is true, but I was more getting into the evolutionary side of it such as Africans have wider noses because it allows them to take the hot air in and cool them down.
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:00 AM
 
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That is true, but I was more getting into the evolutionary side of it such as Africans have wider noses because it allows them to take the hot air in and cool them down.
I see. How we evolved and adapted.
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Once again, you are using people that comprise a small percentage of the population.

It's simple, people in Africa and Central and Southern America are built to take the cold. So it doesn't matter about A/C when they were built for that.
Actually I gave examples of people that were native to those regions that did not fit your predetermined physical stature.

Africa and South America have cold climates as well as warm climates and there are tall and short people in each of those climates.

How much travel have you done to any of these areas?
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