Brain Mining Is Big Deal in Big China

Guest post written by Joyanna Adams

China isn’t just about mining everybody’s minerals anymore…they want the good stuff: They want human DNA. They are out to design the superior race, and they have already got a good start:

At BGI Shenzhen, scientists have collected DNA samples from 2,000 of the world’s smartest people and are sequencing their entire genomes in an attempt to identify the alleles which determine human intelligence. Embryo screening will allow parents to pick their brightest zygote and potentially bump up every generation’s intelligence by five to 15 IQ points

They seem mostly interested in people of Chinese and European descent. You have to provide some evidence that you’re as smart as you say you are. You have to send your complete CV, publications you’ve produced, standardized-test scores, where you went to college… stuff like that.

BGI Shenzhen

What would you do if some guy in China came up to you, and wanted some of your DNA because you are smart, and they want to use your DNA to make some really smart Chinese babies? Would you give it to them?

Of course you wouldn’t, because you happen to be smart. But Geoffrey Miller, an evolutionary psychologist and lecturer at NYU was just too excited that they thought he was smart..and did.

(By the way…When did evolution need a psychologist? Is the missing link now considered a mental disease?)

Here Geoffrey was asked how this would work: :

And over the course of several generations you’re able to exponentially multiply the population’s intelligence?

Right. Even if it only boosts the average kid by five IQ points, that’s a huge difference in terms of economic productivity, the competitiveness of the country, how many patents they get, how their businesses are run, and how innovative their economy is. And they’re sending hundreds of thousands of college students to America and Europe to see how our education systems operate so they can bring their own systems up to our standards and above.

I have a friend who is very worried about this. I should introduce him to Geoffrey.

First: Did China give the world electricity? How about the toaster? Or cars? Or frozen food? Or nuclear energy? I know that once upon a time, China was the best thing around…but how did they get where they are today? Is the reason that China has had to steal every invention from us is because its people are stupid?

Or is it because, communism doesn’t allow for much creative thinking? And can you CLONE creativity? Is that in DNA?

Chinese baby

China must think that we invented more stuff because we have more smart people, therefore, just take those genes and reproduce them. Steal our genes like they steal everything else.

And they wanted Geoffrey Miller’s highly intelligent brain, who also said this:

 Do you think global domination is in the cards, then?

The Chinese Communist party has never really sought global domination. They think of it as restoring China to its rightful and historical place as the central culture of humanity. Europe got a temporary advantage, but they’re just restoring the natural balance as the world’s most populous country. I don’t think they have any imperial ambitions to spread China’s borders—they’re not going to act like Nazi Germany or America in the 20th century—but they do want respect and they do want influence and they don’t trust America or Europe to run the world in the right way, in terms of issues like global warming or equality or economic stability.

“in terms of issues like global warming or equality”

Right. China doesn’t trust us because we’re polluters and racist…unlike their country.

Can I buy a vowel here?

If the Chinese think Geoffrey Miller is the brightest bulb on the porch, and they are going to be mixing his DNA in their general population….we have nothing to worry about.

Guest post written by Joyanna Adams