Posted by mara on Jul 17, 2002 at 12:52
Re: Evolution (Mike Kremer)
it didn't take a few weeks. here is what i found.
in the 'Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine', 2nd edition, Volume 3, page 1945.
"Experts believe that 75% of the adult population worldwide does not produce enough lactase and is at risk for....lactose intolerance.
'Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition" vol 2, page 887. edited by Sadler, Strain, and Caballero.
"...in a number of populations (eg. in Africa, Mexico and Greenland) a high proportion of adults have very little lactase activity. This adult deficency is believed to have a genetic basis.
and from the web !!!!!
"Between 30 and 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant. As many as 75% of all African Americans and American Indians, and 90% of Asian Americans are lactose intolerant. The condition is least common among persons of Northern European descent.
as i mentioned before, it seems that the people who define a situation are the ones who decide whether it is a 'disease' or not.
if most of the people on the earth are lactose intolerant as adults, one would suppose that that is a normal part of the developmental process for adult humans.
but if the small percent of people who do not participate in this 'average' developmental process are the ones to evaluate it, then the majority is considered 'abnormal', not the minority who writes it up.
- Re: Evolution cb 27/12 15:33 (0)
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