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Old 04-05-2015, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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But what if there is no frequent cold winds during winter?
It's not just that. It's plain old snow blindness. The eyes of say, the Inuit of the arctic regions of Canada are limiting the amount of reflected light from the snow into their eyes.
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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It's not just that. It's plain old snow blindness. The eyes of say, the Inuit of the arctic regions of Canada are limiting the amount of reflected light from the snow into their eyes.
Ok... so you claim that snow blindness is more a factor than relentless sun?

First of all, in the Arctic and high latitudes the period when there's snow (winter) the daylight hours are few (5 hours 45 minutes during winter solstice at my latitude), winters are especially in Europe extremely gloomy (little reflection) and so on. For example my location gets less sunshine in the November-February period than in the month of July.

Meanwhile in Sahara where the environment is also very light (sandy), places like Tunis gets 1000 hours of more sun than my city and the sun angle is very high, all logic says to me that Saharans should have small eyes too. But they don't. Why? Coastal locations are usually sunnier and windier than inland locations, so people living in Ireland should have really really small eyes simply because of the wind.

I'm quite confident that this reflection thing is just BS and an urban legend, the Inuits have small eyes simply because their heritage is Asian.

I never need sunglasses in winter, but need them in summer. Still you claim that a wintery, snowy reflection is due to of evolution and adaption, while actual sunshine isn't? It's simply illogical.

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Old 04-05-2015, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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First of all, calm down, Ariete. lol And yes, I do. With reflected snow you're getting intense light from everywhere. Not just above. It doesn't matter how many hours in a day the sun is out. Snow blindness is like a welders flash. I know very well they are of Asian decent. And the Mongoloids are thought to have originated on steppes and tundra of Asia. They developed their eyes they way they did to protect them from wind and light. You do understand that some arctic areas in Canada.....ALWAYS have snow, right?


I always need sunglasses in the winter. What's your point?
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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First of all, calm down, Ariete. lol And yes, I do. With reflected snow you're getting intense light from everywhere. Not just above. It doesn't matter how many hours in a day the sun is out. Snow blindness is like a welders flash. I know very well they are of Asian decent. And the Mongoloids are thought to have originated on steppes and tundra of Asia. They developed their eyes they way they did to protect them from wind and light. You do understand that some arctic areas in Canada.....ALWAYS have snow, right?


I always need sunglasses in the winter. What's your point?
I am calm. Why doesn't Berbers or like Pueblo peoples too have small eyes, as they are very much exposed to light. Why do Chinese people have, but Swedes or Finns or Ukrainians don't look like this:



Our snow and sun is somewhat different? And why wouldn't daylight hours matter? After all, we are talking about light, right? If wind is the problem, why do Celtic people, who inhabit some very windswept regions like Brittany and Scotland don't have small eyes?

This Tuareg man wears a tagelmust, you definitely see he needs protection from light, sand and wind:


I'm still confident that the snow-reflection is an urban legend. Surprised that you as a Canadian, well accustomed to snow, actually believes it.
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:41 PM
 
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Some Irish people have a unique eye shape. Its not really small or anything completely different to English people BUT it is really easy to spot. I am not sure how to describe it verbally, this image is a good example.

http://www.irishtimes.com/polopoly_f..._330/image.jpg
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:44 PM
 
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Are there ethnicities where people tend to have larger or smaller eyes in general?

For example, from my experience, Russians and Slavs tend to have rather smaller shaped eyes overall, whereas Greeks and Italians have larger eyes.

Is there a truth to this or is it a stereotype?
I can ALWAYS spot a Polish person and I have never been to Poland . I don't know what it is about their eyes but they are very distinctive.
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:46 PM
 
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There is only one race - the human race. I think it's perfectly clear for everybody else but Anglos. An African is not of another race compared to me, but the same.
What!?
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:28 PM
 
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I can ALWAYS spot a Polish person and I have never been to Poland . I don't know what it is about their eyes but they are very distinctive.
I doubt you'd be able to tell if I was polish
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:45 PM
 
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I can ALWAYS spot a Polish person and I have never been to Poland . I don't know what it is about their eyes but they are very distinctive.



what makes me look polish ?

http://postimg.org/image/a1fxo4jir/
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:49 PM
 
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You don't have Polish eyes so to ME you don't look Polish. Maybe German or something.

Are you American with a bit of Polish?

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...6a939e2160.jpg
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