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Roger Pearson

American anthropologist, former chair of anthropology at University of Southern Mississippi, controversial author of Race, Intelligence and Bias in Academe, Humanity and Heredity: Race, Eugenics and Modern Science (1996), and other works

Pre-Christian Europe had believed that its best and brightest were superior beings descended from the gods; but the Christian ethic portrayed all peoples, nations and races as equal before God. The lower their level of achievement, the more deserving they were of sympathy and assistance. ... Today the doctrine of egalitarianism dominates the Western nations with a quasi-religious mystique rooted in the notion of biological uniformity, but the resultant spirit of universal altruism is primarily restricted to the culture of the Western world.

1996 - from Humanity and Heredity: Race, Eugenics and Modern Science, Scott-Townsend, Washington