am reading edith hall’s Introducing the Ancient Greeks. good stuff! (^_^) here’re some excerpts that i posted to twitter:
read all about phalaris, the most tyrannical of (sicilian) greek tyrants, here. *gulp*
(i know! i know! the greeks didn’t wear togas, it was the romans. i know!)
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razib tweeted earlier this week:
granka is julie granka who already did some preliminary blogging about these findings last year over at ancestry.com. #ashg2015 is this year’s american society of human genetics annual meeting which is being held next month. here is granka et al.’s poster abstract from that meeting:
so they’ve been able to detect three subgroups of germans in pennsylvania and can connect those subgroups to their populations of origin back in germany or switzerland. cool! i really, really, really hope they’ve been able to do the same for the various subgroups that came from britain, a la Albion’s Seed!
mr. random c. analysis, esq., did some blogging on these data last year, too. and, of course, jayman has been all over american nations issues for the past couple of years (see here and here, for example).
i’m trying to ease myself gently back into blogging, so for now i’ll just leave you with my tweets of some of granka’s american nations’ genetics maps from ancestry.com:
previously: the american revolutions
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i offered up this little pop quiz back in 2013, and i’m resurrecting it ’cause i want to talk about this some more. first, the quiz:
in which group does the flower at the bottom belong: group a or group b?
feel free to leave your answer in the comments and — only if you like — the reason(s) for your choice and/or your ethnic background. (^_^) (you don’t have to be specific — you can say “eastern” or “southern” european, etc., if you prefer.)
a lot of you responded to this last time ’round — no need to do so again! (^_^)
the correct answer (i.e. if you think like a westerner) is here. see also here. no cheating!
this is (obviously) in nisbett’s The Geography of Thought territory.
that is all. for now!
previously: do you think like a westerner?
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been tweeting the occasional “classic post” from poolside during the week. thought i’d reproduce them here. (^_^)
“every society selects for something.”
see also: Talking to Economists
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