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“Theory of Human Genetic Behaviors” can explain why Hong Kong youths behave so violently in the extradition law issue.

Vice-chancellor Zhang Xiang

University of Hong Kong

Dear Vice-chancellor Zhang Xiang,

I have developed a theory titled “Theory of Human Genetic Behaviors” which can explain why Hong Kong youths behave so violently in the extradition law issue. I want to give you a description of my theory here. I derived my theory by logical reasoning. There are experiments that can verify if my theory is true. But I cannot do it myself. The description of the experiments is attached. I am a profound thinking innovator. Scientists who believe in my theory can carry out the experiments. I hope some scientists will be interested in my theory and carry out the experiment to verify it.

My theory starts like this. We know animals have instincts; for example, a young cat will learn how to effectively catch mice after merely a few tries. This is a survival requirement. But what exactly is instinct? I deem that instinct is merely memory transmitted genetically from one generation to the next in the form of "old experience”. But humans are animals too. Therefore humans should also have instincts. I call these human instincts as “genetic behaviors”. There are two rules governing human genetic behaviors:

Rule 1. Our ancestors’ experience skills can be passed down to us genetically, just like a cat’s instinct can help it to learn mice catching quickly. This is called human genetic behaviors.

Rule 2. Humans are intelligent animals. If a certain human genetic behavior does not fit well in the present environment, humans can adjust that behavior quickly. Animals cannot.

The reason why we have the first rule is because humans are animals too. Whatever rules can be applied to animals should also be applied to humans. Therefore humans should have genetic behaviors, just like animals have instincts. The reason why we have the second rule is because humans are intelligent animals. If a certain genetic behavior does not fit well in the present environment, humans can adjust that behavior quickly. Animals are not able to do so.

If people truly have genetic behaviors, then we can explain many racial behavioral differences by examining humans' genetic backgrounds; for example, why Westerners can maintain a true democratic society while non-Westerners have all failed. This is like using Newton’s two laws of mechanism, we can build buildings safe. To find the answer why Westerners can maintain a true democratic society while others have failed, we must reflect how human ancestors lived during ancient times. Humans are group living animals. In order to make the group successful, each member needs to contribute to the group. In the early day of mankind group living, two methods were established to achieve this goal. 1. A controlling governance system (people call it authoritarianism) was established to make sure each member made his/her fair share of contribution to the group. 2. A self-discipline governance system (people call it democracy) was established that each member voluntarily make his fair contribution to the group. It depended on the environment where ancient people lived that people chose which governance system was more suitable for them. In the desert environment of Middle East and Northern China (Gobi desert where the Yellow River passes through), people chose the controlling governance system. In the cold weather environment of North-western Europe, people chose the self-discipline governance system.

The reason for this is pretty obvious. In ancient time in the desert environment people needed a skillful leader to guide the group to hunt in the desert. Any mistake such as missing a waterhole could mean death to the group. By watching the sun, the moon and the stars the leader knew exactly where were the waterholes located and where to hunt for animals. Members needed to learn this skill from the bottom. Therefore a ranking system was established. Members of higher skill were higher in the ranking and could give order to members of lower ranking. In a way it was very like the ranking system in a Chinese Kungfu club. That was how the controlling governance system (authoritarianism) originated. The desert only had scarce resources. Groups competed with each other for the scarce resources. Therefore group fighting was common.

In ancient time in the cold weather environment of North-western Europe, people were facing a common enemy. That was the cold weather because the cold weather could kill. A cold blizzard suddenly arrived. Any unlucky person, who was unable to return to a shelter, could face death. Therefore, in order to maintain the population, people regarded life as extremely precious; they did all they could to preserve it. Considering life as precious probably influenced many behaviors, such as social justice, fairness to reduce disputes, foster peace, etc. People needed to form groups for hunting. However nobody could claim that he/she could deal with the cold weather enemy better than others. Therefore in the group each member was considered to be equal. The group needed to create a governance system in order to operate efficiently. They selected a member as the leader. If his/her performance was not up to expectation, members could select another person as leader. Because everyone was considered to be equal, each member's personal preferences were highly respected, as long as the performance of the entire group was not impacted. That was how democracy and human rights originated. Food was not a problem after humans invented hunting tools. Each member must act unselfishly. Otherwise others would not be willing to form group with him. He could not survive by himself in the cold environment. Gradually those selfish persons were eliminated through natural selection.

Likewise, blacks and South-East Asians’ ancestors lived in the hot environment of Africa and South East Asia. Again, people survived by hunting and gathering with extended families. People did not need to compete with nature. Because of this, the area became overcrowded. Individual or small group fighting to compete for resources became common. Here basically individuals or small groups survived by themselves.

Later the desert people migrated to other part of the world. They had the advantage of group fighting force. They drove away local people consisting of smaller groups. They still kept their preferred governance system. That is why we have the controlling governance system (authoritarianism) in Eastern countries like China, Korea, Japan, Russia, Middle East countries and Northern Europe. The cold weather people’s migration took place much later, in the 15-16 century, after the invention of gun power. So we have the self-discipline (democracy) governance system countries in North-western Europe and North America.

In history the controlling governance system was more successful. China and Egypt have a few thousand years history while countries of Western Europe have only a few hundred years history. There are lots of genetic behavior differences between the desert people and the cold weather people. For example gay rights are allowed in the Western countries (descendents of cold weather people) but gay rights are discouraged in Eastern countries (descendents desert people). The reason for this is because the self-discipline system emphasize on the interest of the individual member. Each member's personal preferences were highly respected, as long as the performance of the entire group was not impacted. That was actually human right. But the controlling system emphasize on the interest of the whole group. Gay behavior would reduce the new born rate and weaken the group. In the long ago old days having loyal group members was important. That was why gay behavior was discouraged in the long ago old days. This memory can genetically be passed down to our modern people (rule 1). Of cause the situation has changed that in the present day our population would not be effected by gay activity. But for people to make change to people’s genetic image, one need to undertake a profound thinking exercise that one understands the reason why one prefers to discourage gay activity is because this is a genetic passed down memory. This discouragement was preferred in the long ago old days. But situation has changed. In the present day our population would not be effected by gay activity. So we should give gay people their right (rule 2).

Now I want to tackle the problem of why Hong Kong youths behave so violently in the extradition law issue. Actually I do not believe the youths want to protest the extradition law. Rather they are protesting the Hong Kong Government’s connection with China. Mentally they do not want Hong Kong to be ruled by China and they want no connection with China. The reason for this is they have a genetic image that China is a very corrupted country. China has thousands of year history. China was the centre of the world for a long time. China had no outside competition until two hundred years ago. Therefore government officials became complacent. Instead of making sure people gave their fair share of contribution to the country, they abused their power. They wanted more money for themselves. This corruption weakened the country and ordinary people suffered greatly. So when Westerners came in the eighteen hundred, China could not compete with them. China was bullied by Westerners.

This image of China is a corrupted country can be passed down genetically (rule 1). Not all youths have such genetic image. I estimate it is about 40%. But things have changed dramatically in the last thirty years. China carries out anti-corruption programs that many corrupted government officials were put in prison. China build large amount of infrastructures for easy transportation and improving people’s life. China open trade with the rest of the world and become the second largest economic country. China makes advancement in science and technology that in some areas China is the leader. Some Chinese youths are born with the genetic image that China is a corrupted country. But when they see China can now stand up against Westerners’ bullying, they feel very happy. They see the above changes in China and they feel proud of being Chinese. In order words the environment has lead a profound thinking exercise in Chinese youths that the image of China is a corrupted country has been erased (rule 2). Replacing it with the image China has stood up against Westerners’ bullying. They become patriotic. They see China is advancing to lead the world for a better place. The job of a governance system is to achieve the welfare of its people. China certainly has achieved that by progressing from a very poor backward country to modern country.

However Chinese youths outside of main land China, places like Hong Kong and Taiwan, are not so lucky. They personally have not felt the change in China. They still maintain the genetic image that China is a corrupted country. They need a profound thinking exercise to make a change to their genetic image of China is a corrupted country. Just like youths in main land China did. One may question why the majority of the protesters are young youths? The reason for that is youths stay in schools or just out of school. They have little chance to experience the change in China. But as time goes by, little by little they will experience the change in China. This takes time. As they grow older, their genetic image of China is a corrupted country will be erased. That is why the protesters are mostly young youths.

In a democratic society the way to settle a dispute is through discussion. Each side tries to convince the other side why their idea is better. If they cannot come to an agreement, then use the “majority rules” method. There should be no violence. But the youth protesters of Hong Kong are not using this democratic method to settle this dispute of the extradition law issue. They use violence. It is true in the old days when people want to make change in a controlling governance system, people had to resort to violence, like Dr. Sun Yat Sen overthrown the Qing Dynasty. This shows Hong Kong youths are still adopting the controlling governance system method. They have not altered their behavior to fit to the democratic governance system yet. There is also no point to hold a referendum to settle the issue, not until Hong Kong youths undergo a profound thinking exercise to change their image of China is a corrupted country. Like youths in main land China did.

Now non-Westerners are trying to adapt the democratic governance system. But there are many genetic behaviors they need to undergo a profound thinking exercise to alter it to fit the present environment. One example is non-Westerners do not understand the true meaning of human right. As mentioned previously, self-discipline (democratic) system is emphasizing on the interest of the individual. But when situation occurs that the group interest is more important than individual interest, Westerners genetically know to give-up one's interest for the good of the group while non-Westerners do not. For example, when a Western government takes land from individuals to build a new highway across a major city, people make no complain of taking away their land. Westerners genetically know social interest is more important than individual interest. So they willingly accept whatever compensation given to them by the law.

In China when the government takes land from individuals to build a new highway across a major city, majority of individuals who are affected would accept the government's compensation and give up their land. However some individuals heard about human right in the Western society. But they do not fully understand the true meaning of human right. They refuse to give up their properties because they think they have human right. Next day the government sent a bull dozer to level houses on the properties and deposes compensation money into their bank account. The government has exercised his controlling power. In either case, in the Western society or in China, the highway is able to be build and benefits the society.

In Hong Kong the government urgently needs land to build affordable housing for its people. But landlords refuse to give up their land to the government. They claim they have human right. But they do not understand the true meaning of human right. Housing is a major problem in Hong Kong. Living condition is so bad that people describe it as living in a sardine can. This causes frustration among young people. This problem can only be solved after people understand what the true meaning of human right is. Human right means each member's personal preferences are highly respected, as long as the performance of the entire group is not impacted. But when the situation occurs that the group interest is more important than individual interest, the individual should know to give-up one's interest for the good of the group. Westerners genetically understand this point. Non-Westerners do not understand this point.

People might think freedom or people doing whatever they like could bring prosperity to the society. But that is illogical. Doing things that one likes but do not benefit the society is selfishness. In a democratic society one needs to self-discipline oneself to only do things that are beneficial to the society. I can see there are many acts done by Hong Kong youths that are not appropriate. One example is during the “occupy central” movement, protesters blocked main roads for more than 80 days. Does this act benefit the society? Obvious not, it is just the opposite. I would like Hong Kong youths to rethink their freedom. Can their freedom bring benefits the society? If not, then it is not freedom. It is selfishness. Take a look at “genetic separatist ”. Can this behavior bring benefits to the society? Let us do a profound thinking exercise. If we follow this path, say assuming Hong Kong gets independent, very soon New Territory will ask for separation from Hong Kong because it has more land and they do not want to listen to Central Hong Kong. The process continues and Hong Kong will be divided into smaller and smaller entities. Finally it will reach the situation like in Libya or Samaria. Hong Kong’s economics will be destroyed. The correct democratic behavior is to consider economics as the most important factor in joining or separating a country. If Hong Kong wants to run a successful democratic society, they have a lot to learn.

The reason why non-Westerners cannot maintain a true democratic society is because they do not have the self-discipline controlling skill to only do things that are beneficial to the society. After they have adapted the democratic system, they either become corrupted (example Taiwan, Philippine, Africa, Central and South America etc.) or they fight with each other (example Middle East countries). The few successful countries like Singapore, Korea and Japan are actually adapting a controlling governance system, not a true democratic system.

The reason why Westerners can maintain a true democratic society is because they went through a natural elimination process that selfish people were eliminated long time ago. One sign which might show that this natural elimination process did occur to Westerners in ancient time. Many times, as reported in the news, a certain lonely Westerner/student went to a crowded place or school and opened fire on everyone. This is the genetic behavior that when a Westerner/student feels if he is not accepted by the society/group, he will kill other people before he dies. Of course today one does not have to die if one feels one is not accepted by the society/group. But in the ancient frigid cold environment of North-western Europe, one could not survive if one was not accepted by his group. Some would take action to kill others before he died. This genetic behavior has passed down to the Westerners. This genetic behavior does not appear in other races, Asians or Blacks.

The difference between me and others is while others use observation to find out how democracy works, I use logical reasoning to derive how democracy was originated, which is more accurate to describe how democracy works. By observation people conclude democracy should be easy. Just do whatever one likes and do not interfere with others. By using logical reasoning I have found democracy is not that easy. One needs to maintain a high level of self-discipline to only do things that are beneficial the society. While human right means each member's personal preferences were highly respected, as long as the performance of the entire group was not impacted. But when situation occurs that the group interest is more important than individual interest, Westerners genetically know to give-up one's interest for the good of the group while non-Westerners do not. Also by using my “Theory of Human Genetic Behavior”, I have found that non-Westerners have a lot of unfit genetic behaviors when adapting a democratic society. They do not aware they have these unfit behaviors because in the environment of their ancestors, these behaviors are practiced. Unless they are told that they are wrong because the environment has changed and they are willing to undertake a profound thinking exercise, they cannot correct their mistakes. Therefore it is important to develop my “Theory of Human Genetic Behavior”. Also do not worry if one has unfit genetic behaviors. Today our intelligent level is much higher than ancient people. We can easily erase our unfit genetic behaviors and replace them with proper ones by undertaking a profound thinking exercise.

Vice-chancellor Zhang Xiang, I would like you to recommend people to read my theory. I have posted my theory and this letter in my website at www.sc-innovation.com/hongkongyouth.html. By doing so some scholars might be interested in my theory and willing to carry out the experiments to verify it. If my theory is verified to be true, this will be a great discovery that can solve many human behavioral problems. Problems like why Arabic youths are willing to carry suicide bombing and why black youths have violent tendency. Solving these problems can bring great benefits to the society. The description of the experiments is attached. I am also willing to have academic discussions of my theory with your professors/students. Write to me at scheng@sc-innovation.com.

Best regards,

Stephen Cheng Canadian Citizen with Chinese Origin,

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

P.S. I have enclosed a copy of a document from Dr. Lap-Chee Tsui showing in 1990 I did try to approach the science community to interest them to assist me in developing my theory and to carry out the experiments to verify my theory. But I had failed to interest them. Dr. Tsui later became the President of University of Hong Kong.

Experiments to Verify “Theory of Human Genetic Behaviors”

The way to verify this “Theory of Human Genetic Behaviors” is to carry out an experiment whereby a group of ten couples (i.e. male and female) of mice are initially trained to push three buttons in sequence, red, yellow and blue, before they receive a food reward. The average length of time required to train them is recorded. The mice will continue to be fed in this manner for the rest of their lives. The five couples with the longest, not shortest, training times are then selected. From their offspring select another group of ten couples. These ten couples are again trained and fed in the same manner and the length of time needed to be trained is also recorded. This goes on for many generations. As a consequence of selective breeding theory, these mice should be taking longer and longer to get trained, with each successive generation. However, if my theory is correct, these mice will be taking shorter and shorter times to get trained, with each successive generation. I expect the required training time will be shortened after each generation and after many generations a talented mouse might appear who can learn very quickly. After more generations all the mice will be talented and this behavior becomes an instinct for this group of mice. This is the mature stage of inheriting genetic experience. After reaching this mature stage, no more improvement of training time can be observed. This takes about 7 generations. This information is taken from British pigeon farmers when they try to create a new breed of pigeons. This experiment will verify whether genetic behaviors do exist.

There is another way to verify if my theory is true, I need data to show that human genetic behaviors are observed by most people. Now how people in the world behave can be used in data collecting. We use the three groups of people above, the Westerners, the desert people and the hot weather people for data collection. Conducting a survey can verify my theory because by observation we have determined animals have instincts. We can use the same method to determine if humans have genetic behaviors too?

So observe the way how the Westerners, the desert people and the hot weather people behave in relation to their respective genetic background, choose which model is more close to reality:

Model 1: The human mind is blank at birth and humans need to learn everything anew.

Model 2: Humans have genetic behaviors just like animals have instincts. But humans are intelligent animals. Humans can adjust their genetic behaviors quickly to fit the new environment. That is why people have not noticed humans’ genetic behaviors.

Scientists can conduct a survey to verify if genetic behaviors are observed by people.

Considering the following points before you make your chose:

1. Black youths are reported to have violence tendency. The number of black youths involved in violence is disproportional to their population . As mentioned above the ancestors of black youths lived in an warm environment which was overcrowded. Therefore individual or small group fighting to compete for resources became common. Is it seems black youths’ violence is caused by their ancestors’ environmental experience genetically passed down to them?

2. The abortion issue is mainly concerned with Westerners, both in the pro and anti abortion groups. Non-Westerners seldom see this is an issue. As mentioned above Westerners’ ancestors lived the cold environment where life was considered to be very precious. Because the cold weather could kill. Therefore they needed to preserve life all they could. But the environment has changed. In today's situation, it brings hardship to force a woman to raise an unwanted child. Therefore we have the pro-abortion group where Westerners have undertaken a profound thinking exercise and the anti-abortion group where Westerners have not. Is the abortion issue among Westerners caused by their ancestors’ experience genetically passed down to them?

3. Everyone considers one’s life as the most important thing. Yet Arabic youths and young people can do suicide bombing. I can give an explanation for this from a genetic point of view. Arabic people’s ancestors lived in the desert environment where water was very scarce. People formed groups for hunting. If the group’s water storage was diminished in the middle of the desert, the whole group would face death. In the desert environment group fighting was common for the scarce resources. Some loyal group member of a certain group might considered sacrifice oneself for the good of the group. So he/she stealthily by the cover of the night destroyed the other group’s water storage. Of cause he/she would be killed by the other group by doing so. This experience can be genetically passed down to our modern Arabic people. This is my explanation why Arabic youths and young people can do suicide bombing. Do you think Arabic youths and young people can do suicide bombing has genetic factor?

4. US consist of 50 constituent entities. Before 1776 they were all separate entities. At that time people could see that if all the entities could join together and became a large union, every entity would be benefited economically. So they willingly joined together and became United States. After that United States improves tremendously both economically and politically that US becomes the most powerful country on earth. On the other hand in the Middle East in Libya and Samaria, the country is divided into many small entities that each entity acts like a country of its own. They are fighting with each other. This causes great suffering to the people. Large amount of refugees rush to Europe. Why is there such difference? The difference is caused by people’s genetic thinking. The Westerners genetically consider economics is the most important factor in joining or separating a country. However the desert people genetically consider ranking improvement when separating from a country. As mentioned above ranking was established in the desert people. But all the time people wanted to improve their ranking. They wanted to be on the top. This thinking can be passed down genetically. If a portion of the country can separate out from a country, people of that portion will improve their ranking by getting rid of higher ranking people on the top. Therefore desert people countries can only be divided into smaller ones until there is a war that the stronger country conquers the smaller ones. Do you think the way how desert people act in separating a country has a genetic factor?

Please consider the above points when you make your chose in the survey.

E-mail:scheng@sc-innovation.com

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