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Antifas, Switzerland. Today, antifas are becoming an extrajudicial police, just as human rights commissions are becoming a parallel justice system. Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Until three years ago, Canada’s human rights commissions had the power to prosecute and convict individuals for "hate speech." This power was taken away after two high-profile cases: one against the magazine Maclean's for printing an excerpt from Mark Steyn's bookAmerica Alone; and the other against the journalist Ezra Levant for publishing Denmark’s satirical cartoons... Read More
Post updated, 6/10/14. See below! As we saw previously (see My Most Read Posts), my post Maps of the American Nations is the single most popular post so far here on my blog. Americans all over are supremely interested in both their origins and the reasons for the cultural quirks of the different American regions.... Read More
Interior of a magasin général (source: photographiquement Frank). Wherever there was less competition from British or American merchants, it was easier for French Canadians to go into business. These same regions also have unusually high rates of neurological disorders, including Tay-Sachs. Coincidence? French Canadians have a unique demographic history. From a founding population of some... Read More
Sign for an inn, late 17th century, New France. Many merchants began as innkeepers who provided not only accommodation but also other services. (source) I have just published an article in the journal Advances in Anthropology: Tay-Sachs and French Canadians: A Case of Gene-Culture Co-Evolution? Comments are welcome. Abstract Tay-Sachs, an inherited neurological disorder, is... Read More
The ‘Hajnal line’ marks the eastern limit of a longstanding pattern of late and non-universal marriage. The line in red is Hajnal's. The dark blue lines show areas of high nuptiality West of the Hajnal line. Source In the 17th and 18th centuries, settlers emigrated from land-poor France to land-rich Canada. The result was a... Read More
Île aux Coudres, a French Canadian community on an island in the St. Lawrence Human biodiversity is slowly making headway in academia. It has three defining principles: 1. Evolution did not end, or even slow down, with the advent of Homo sapiens. It has actually accelerated. 2. It especially accelerated about 10,000 years ago, when... Read More
French Canadian habitants playing at cards (Cornelius Krieghoff). With fewer British merchants than elsewhere, eastern Quebec was a land of opportunity for business-minded French Canadians. Did this selection affect the local gene pool? When discussion turns to Tay Sach’s, people automatically think of the Jewish community. Yet this inherited illness reaches high levels in other... Read More
In French Canadians, Tay Sach’s is caused by 2 different mutations that arose within a relatively small geographic area and short time frame (neither mutation is reported in France). This area (Bas St-Laurent and Charlevoix) is also the one where English Canadian merchants and managers were historically the least present. Is there a link between... Read More
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