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@razibkhan this looks like a v nice paper but do we really believe that Egyptian & Ethiopian genetics is reflective of what was there 60ka? — Pontus Skoglund (@pontus_skoglund) May 28, 2015 There's a new open access paper in AJHG, Tracing the Route of Modern Humans out of Africa by Using 225 Human Genome Sequences... Read More
As I've noted in this space before many of my "web friends" and readers are confused why I call myself "conservative." This is actually an issue in "real life" as well, though I'm not going to get into that because I'm a believer in semi-separation of the worlds. I'll be giving a full account of... Read More
I've been keeping track of events in the Arab world only from a distance. There's been a lot of excitement on twitter and Facebook. Since I'm not an unalloyed enthusiast for democracy I've not joined in in the exultation. But I'm very concerned at what I perceive are unrealistic assumptions and false correspondences. This is... Read More
TNR has a post up, Egypt and Indonesia. In it, the author argues that: We can gauge the force of this analogy by looking at a Pew Gobal Attitudes report on Muslim public opinion from December 2010. Egypt and Indonesia are in their set of countries surveyed. Below are a selection of results, with Turkey... Read More
With all the geopolitical tumult and news I was a bit curious to see what The World Values Survey could tell us about public opinion in Egypt and Tunisia. Unfortunately, Tunisia hasn't been in any of their surveys, though Egypt has. So I thought it might be interesting to compare the USA, Sweden, Turkey, Egypt,... Read More
One of the structural difficulties with any systematic study of civilizations is that the sample size of the category is rather small, as is clear in the few attempts to examine their progression (see Arnold Toynbee). Additionally, there's always the problem with how one generates a typology for something as fluid as civilization. Where does... Read More
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"I have degrees in biology and biochemistry, a passion for genetics, history, and philosophy, and shrimp is my favorite food. If you want to know more, see the links at http://www.razib.com"