A word on DeMeo’s data: DeMeo ranked over 1,200 world cultures on 63 variables. He used the Human Relations Area Files, the queen of professional anthropological data. Some of his variables included:
O display of affection (hi or lo)
O attention to needs (hi or lo)
O pain infliction (hi or lo)
O sex anxiety
O class stratification
O warfare prevalence
O narcissism index
O severe male initiations
O killing, torture, mutilation of enemy emphasized
O high-god present; etc.
DeMeo found that the data clumped together into patterns. For example, a lack of affection and a lack of attention to needs tended to clump together with high sex anxiety, lotsa class stratification, severe male intiations, and so forth. And high affection clumped together with high attention to needs, low sex anxiety, low class stratification, etc. He called these two patterns “patrist” and “matrist.” AND, he found the patrist cultures generally in Saharasia, the matrist cultures outside it.
“To present this data for our perusal took over 400 pages, in a large-scale format, of scores of maps, charts, diagrams, figures, tables, drawings, photographs, footnotes and appendices as well as ample data-driven text.From the Review "Save the World; Read This Book"
“The majority of DeMeo's data are sterling. For example, working with class-A anthropological data (from the Human Relations Area Files, etc.) and meshing those with class-A geological data (from the Budyko-Lettau Dryness Ratio), DeMeo shows that
"(1) around 4000 BCE a broad ribbon of land across Africa, the Middle East and Asia began dying;
(2) People living in this land became the most patriarchal on the planet; and,
(3) the further one wanders from this ribbon of land, the less patriarchal people are.
"DeMeo calls this land 'Saharasia.' It's an area that covers hundreds of thousands of square miles on our planet." MORE >>>