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(1) .@DrTedBroer I agree with most of what u say, but I would like to point out a few things to u regarding the Masai and their subgroups, such as the Kalenjin people.

I lived in the region for 5 years for Ph.D. research & while the rural members of these tribes do live ....
(2) a primitive life, the educated Masai and Kalenjin that had been to school that I associated with were highly intelligent and driven people.

Some were definitely Ivy League school material (The Kalenjin are also some of the best marathon runners in the world).
(3) Another point Ted, regarding these Paranilotes is their memory skills.

In the USA, doctors frequently utilize a PDR and a database, the bush doctors however do not have that luxury.

Everything is committed to memory & conveyed orally to a trainee. They can identify ....
(4) plants, roots, bark, berries and seeds by sight, know their medicinal properties, when they should be picked, how to prepare them, the appropriate ratios and the dosages.

Many of these fellows have hundreds of remedies, ingredients and preparations memorized & some of ....
(5) their treatments & cures are nothing short of miraculous. They r geniuses in their own right

I have always maintained that IQ is in part cultural. How would Einstein have fared in the bush or on the savannah & how would a bushman fare in a US inner-city without assistance?
(6) You also made a comment about another ethnic group on the Horn of Africa (further East) and I would have to say while their may be some (mentally stellar) exceptions, I totally agree with you.

I believe the magic number was 68, and that might be a bit generous.
(7) I always enjoy your show.

God Bless,

Dr. X

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