“You also must rely on Science.”
What is this strange blog that seems to like me, happy about my voice and putting me on my very own blog roll and stuff?????
Don’t forget to check out the “about” page.
A new study using both genetic and cultural data shows that ethnic groups in Central Asia are primarily a sociocultural phenomenon.
Continue reading New Paper: Genetic diversity and emergence of ethnic groups
OK, folks, your wisdom is needed.
I got an email from Sheril Kirshenbaum asking me to promote a blog post in which she asks for pictures that might be used to illustrate her upcoming book on kissing. I had planned to help her out, and in fact, here I am doing that right now: Please look at this post and consider sending Sheril some pics. Be nice about it. No porn please.
Central Asian ethnic groups are more defined by societal rules than ancestry. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Genetics found that overall there are more genetic differences within ethnic groups than between them, indicating that separate ‘ethnic groups’ exist in the mind more than the blood.
I just received a very cool graphic from my friend and former student who is currently living under the ice at the South Pole. She is very excited about the implications of this graphic.
Today’s falsehood is the idea that individual animals act for the benefit of their own species.
Continue reading Acting for the survival of the species (a falsehood)