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At this point, I'd like to see some data that 'breeding' is statistically significant (ie measurably more important than other factors) at defining someone's potential. If it's real, it should be measurable ~ and there's a good chance there'll be reports and studies to say so. Which is to say, I suppose, that I'd like to see evidence that those Nordic and other countries with high social mobility (which are every bit as established and democratically advanced as the UK) don't exist. Or that they are doing something wrong. Because they are all something of a fly in Lloyd's ointment. And it does occur that every human being alive today is the product of at least a quarter of a million years of evolutionary advantage, yet social mobility is a post code lottery. So I'm guessing that breeding has less to do with anything and social infrastructure is everything to do with everything.


tldr version: Jason wonders, if breeding is the important bit, why social mobility varies between nations. Maybe the Swedes aren't breeding right?
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I don't know how much weight to give breeding. But, have there been major population influxes into Scandinavia in the last few thousand years? No new people, no new genes and lots of time for things to even out. Whereas, within only the last two thousand years Britain has seen many migrations. 

We might have to just wait and see what happens with the Muslim immigrants.
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