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  1. Statins do decrease the risk of cardio-vascular disease

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    https://www.nejm.org/doi/abstract/10.1056/NEJMoa1816454
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    Adaptive archaic introgression

    It certainly seems to have been of benefit to homo sapiens sapiens as it moved into different locales and their different climates or the genetic material in question wouldn't show such high levels...
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    Congratulations, Salento. Unfortunately, soccer...

    Congratulations, Salento. Unfortunately, soccer players, like American football and rugby players, take a risk.

    "BREAKING: Largest study ever on pro soccer players (>7,000 in Scotland) led by...
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    If, for whatever reason, you want to believe...

    If, for whatever reason, you want to believe this, go ahead. Everybody seems to want to play the victim card

    In my experience it's nonsense. My children's schools are now about one quarter Asian....
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    Nonsense. There are plenty of "nerds" who get...

    Nonsense. There are plenty of "nerds" who get accepted, but they want more than one type of student. SAT scores aren't the be all and end all.

    They're looking at the entire person, and they're...
  6. Thread: Ancestry Update

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    Nothing has changed for me. Still the silly 45%...

    Nothing has changed for me. Still the silly 45% French.

    https://i.imgur.com/vVEHzy7.png
  7. I think that's absolutely correct. All of the...

    I think that's absolutely correct.

    All of the hallmarks of higher, more sophisticated civilizations came from the East, often via the Greeks, but perhaps directly as well, and in the Bronze Age...
  8. Thanks, Jovialis. Now, that makes sense, but then...

    Thanks, Jovialis. Now, that makes sense, but then Khan has assiduously pursued his interest in ancient history and particularly Roman history, just showing that STEM people don't need to be morons...
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    I don't think all those SAT courses do anything...

    I don't think all those SAT courses do anything more for students than tinker at the margins of their results. There's a couple of studies where the difference pre and post the course is something...
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    Well, to be fair, triple 800s on your SATs don't...

    Well, to be fair, triple 800s on your SATs don't necessarily mean that you're innovative and creative, or leadership material, which these schools have always seen themselves as, if not creating,...
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    Who the hell said the Iliad is gospel truth? I...

    Who the hell said the Iliad is gospel truth? I certainly haven't. That would be stupid.
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    The Twelfth of Never-Johnny Mathis Just love...

    The Twelfth of Never-Johnny Mathis

    Just love this song. Tried to get it for our Senior Prom theme song, but everyone else thought it was too retro.

    What did they know? Retro is sometimes...
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    I doubt that is an explanation for world wide...

    I doubt that is an explanation for world wide instances where, after a mass migration, the yDna of the invaders just happens to be the one which survives, while the local mtDna does survive. It's...
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    Have it your way...at least 50%, since I don't...

    Have it your way...at least 50%, since I don't have time to do a search. (I remember those 50%+ numbers, but more recent papers show even more heritability, even for things as innocuous as...
  15. W. and E. Germany thirty years after the fall of the Berline Wall

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    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/10/18/how-the-attitudes-of-west-and-east-germans-compare-30-years-after-fall-of-berlin-wall/
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    Bloody gladiator fresco from Pompeii

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    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bloody-gladiator-fresco-unearthed-pompeii-180973349/

    Looks pretty realistic.

    This rather validates a recent paper which postulated that a lot of...
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    So, what is it, since it's obvious now that it...

    So, what is it, since it's obvious now that it isn't merely the acquisition of power?

    Since we now know that most personality traits are at least 60% heritable, and psychiatric disorders and...
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    Even their "humanitarian" efforts are tainted,...

    Even their "humanitarian" efforts are tainted, i.e. all those sexual child abuse scandals.

    Let's not forget their great "peacekeeping" efforts while we're at it. They stand by while people get...
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    Markedly less close for your father. Are their...

    Markedly less close for your father. Are their ancestries similar, Wheal?

    Love the dog, btw. Now that's the size dog I should have. Instead, I have this 70 pound monster who thinks he's a lap dog...
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    So how come the farmer mtDna survived but the...

    So how come the farmer mtDna survived but the farmer yDna didn't?

    It won't wash, friend.

    Plus, it didn't just happen in Europe, it happened all over the world: Africa, Near East (not lots of...
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    Absolutely right. Even the town of 80,000 or so...

    Absolutely right. Even the town of 80,000 or so where we settled in America is now a ghost town of boarded up windows which is filling up with people on welfare moving in from New York because the...
  22. I bet you just can't wait.

    I bet you just can't wait.
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    Ever heard of the replication crisis in the...

    Ever heard of the replication crisis in the social "sciences", i.e. psychology, sociology?

    This is one of the many papers in psychology which demonstrate that. It had and has nothing to do with...
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    Mothers can quit fighting to get their children...

    Mothers can quit fighting to get their children into certain classrooms with certain teachers. Well, unless the teacher is a bully and a psycho. There are some of those.

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  25. Spread of Lactase Persistence Alleles in Europe

    It's by Mathiesen

    See:
    http://mathii.github.io/2019/10/12/the-spread-of-the-european-lactase-persistence-allele

    " the reason for selection remains somewhat unclear and none of the proposed...
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