China united by hanzi or kanji 汉字
Every body can become a genius if thinks with logic.
Judging a person by appearance or short-interaction reflects a short future orientation. Most animals in this world judge other animals in such way. As human evolving above animals, our long term memory and future orientation become stronger. But different societies demanding on such ability is quite different depending on the stage of civilization. As hunter-gatherers, such demand is weak, so it is nature to judge by appearance. In sophisticated civilization with longer life expectancy, future-orientation is critical for the success. In such sophisticated environment, the game went up with hiding your strength to deceive your competition replacing superficial bluffing. Today, a lot of such cultural conflicts are due to different stages of civilization brought together by globalization. In East Asian (or oriental) culture, in your face bluffing or showing off is always considered to be primitive as animals.
Verbal IQ is better predictor of wealth since verbal IQ is critical at value transfer, not for creation. For the same value or work, verbal skill is critical for extracting higher profit margin.
Wealthy men give women more orgasms
Hollywood films had many fictional black presidents before, which was obviously romantism about American democracy until November 4, 2008.
Olympic medal counts show China weak at team sports like basketball or soccer. My speculation is that such team sport is really skill of hunter-gatherers.
Biofuel is solar energy essentially. Corn or crops on the fertile land convert solar energy into carbohydrate through photosynthesis. Then carbohydrate is converted into biofeul through fermentation. Efficiency of solar energy as biofuel is doubtful compared to direct solar panel since each steps have inherited energy loss. Biofuel needs farming machines of burning diesel, which further subtract energy generated.
Buddhism is one of most intelligent philosophy and religion. Kung Fu Panda film has the best metaphor for Buddhism as scroll in the movie. At end, every thing is `empty' or `nothing'. In deed, even universe is nothing or meaningless at end.
In politics, popular idea win, which might not be truth.
Victimhood has been a very powerful psychological force behind most powerful political movement, for good or bad.
More ‘altruistic’ punishment in larger societies