Before you can understand anything that we talk about on Excavating Eden, you need to know the basics. What’s Edenism? Who are the melonheads? Why isn’t this all a load of insane bullshit?
Therefore, I’ve written this series to give you a crash course in this crazy little world.
Here are the basic principles underlying Edenism, backed up with factual evidence.
1. Evolution is driven by attrition, not optimization.
The popular Darwinist conception of evolution is that lifeforms become stronger, smarter or what have you over time as a response to environmental pressures, and that lifeforms that survive are somehow superior to ones that don’t. This idea falls apart under the slightest scrutiny. The reality is that survival of the fittest does not necessarily guarantee that the “fittest” will be smarter, stronger or otherwise objectively superior, unless the environment selects for those traits.
The biggest example of this is the decline in the mean global I.Q. over the last fifty years. Common sense would dictate that being intelligent would grant you an advantage over those dumber than you, yet since the end of World War II, the highest-IQ nations (the West and East Asia) have been progressively outbred by poorer, stupider Third Worlders. This is due to technological advances that have reduced infant mortality, the declining economic and social situation in the West (feminism and cultural Marxism making it more difficult for intelligent people to have children), and the artificial subsidy of fecundity in the Third World by foreign aid from wealthier countries.
Another example of how evolution is driven by attrition is how women as a whole are becoming shorter and fatter. Historically, humans have gotten taller and thinner with each generation due to improved nutrition and exercise. Much in the same way that poorer, dumber people are outbreeding the intelligent, lower-class women (who are more likely to be overweight/obese and be shorter) are outbreeding healthier middle- and upper-class women, who are deferring childbirth into their thirties and forties.
2. Brain size and shape determines a person’s intelligence and personality.
The belief that brain size and intelligence are not correlated has been debunked. Study after study has consistently shown that blacks have smaller brains and lower IQs on average than whites, who in turn have smaller brains and lower IQs than Asians, and that a sizable reason these differences exist is due to genetics. The human brain’s size has been shrinking for the past 20,000 years, meaning that mankind is collectively becoming dumber.
3. Ancient myths are heavily corrupted retellings of human history.
Mythological documents like the Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh, dismissed as “fairy tales” by atheists, have a basis in fact. Several stories from the Bible, including the tale of Noah’s Ark and the Tower of Babel, have been proven by scientists to have actually happened.
4. Mankind is descended not from a common ancestor, but from a multitude of different hominids who interbred tens of thousands of years ago, each with wildly differing psychologies, capabilities and origins.
The longstanding idea that mankind came out of Africa is flimsy and has very little evidence to support it. A far more coherent and logical theory is that modern Homo sapiens is the result of interbreeding between four (known) hominids: Cro-Magnons, Neanderthals, melonheads, and starchildren. These hominids evolved in different locations and have deep psychological and physical differences as a result.
Basically, if Chris Stringer’s statement that a [Neanderthal's] inner ear bones differ from a Sapiens is correct, then no further proof is required that Neanderthal and Sapiens have no relation. The implications of which are of course Pretty Big in that the entire of liberal “we’re all Africans” egalitarianism and materialist rationalism are undone in a masterstroke. It re-opens the creation debate entirely, and when further material is accounted for that I won’t discuss here, it’s both intellectually affirming and theologically terrifying.
5a. Despite massive interbreeding, genes from those progenitor species are still distinct enough that they determine not only our personalities and mental capabilities, but even our physical appearances, particularly the shape of our heads.
5b. The size and shape of a person’s eyes determines their personality and emotional state, and the shape of their braincase determines their spiritual drive and long-term desires.
This follows from points 2 and 4; human beings still possess physical characteristics inherited from the hominids that preceded us. We can tell this by comparing the skull shapes of modern humans to that of ancient skulls that have been recovered by archaeologists. Not only that, the idea that certain physical attributes are associated with psychological ones has long been part of the popular consciousness. We use these stereotypes to make snap judgments about the people we meet in our day-to-day lives.
For example, going by your gut reaction, which one of these two women do you think is more trustworthy? More innocent? More feminine?
Without taking a poll, I know for a fact that the majority of you picked the woman on the right. It’s in the eyes: eye size has long been used as a proxy for trustworthiness. People with larger eyes are generally perceived as reliable and childlike, while smaller, “beady” eyes are associated with backstabbing and criminal behavior. There’s a reason for this: large eyes were a Neanderthal trait, and Neanderthals were (relative to the other hominids) generally honest and dependable.
Despite what your parents told you, you can judge a book by its cover.
Keep in mind that we’re talking about averages here. Men may not be infinitely malleable, but they are still malleable, and there are a multitude of factors that influence an individual’s personality and behavior. Still, exceptions to the rules don’t disprove the rules. If you rely on your gut to judge people by their physical appearance, you’ll be vindicated 90 percent of the time.
Edenism, at its core, is about codifying and explaining knowledge that human beings have held since time immemorial.
This article covers the basic concepts of Edenism. The differing psychologies of the hominids that comprise modern man, the specifics of phrenology and face reading, and an explanation as to how this crap all came about will be covered in detail in future installments.
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