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    I completely agree with your post number 47, and...

    I completely agree with your post number 47, and partly agree with post number 48.

    Where I differ as to the latter is that Christianity either wasn't able to completely tame the beast or actively...
  2. Bronze Age Warrior's kit from Tollense Valley, Germany

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    https://www.archaeology.org/news/8116-191017-germany-warrior-kit

    "Science Magazine reports that 31 objects thought to have belonged to one warrior have been found in a cache in...
  3. Bronze Age Warrior's kit from Tollense Valley, Germany

    See:
    https://www.archaeology.org/news/8116-191017-germany-warrior-kit

    "Science Magazine reports that 31 objects thought to have belonged to one warrior have been found in a cache in northeastern...
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    Pontius Pilate-Not completely bad?

    It seems to be the consensus after some finds of coins, etc., that the street leading from the Pool of to the Temple Mount was built by Pontius Pilate.

    He's execrated in Jewish contemporary...
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    Hot off the presses...sort of. :) "The...

    Hot off the presses...sort of. :)

    "The heritability of intelligence increases linearly from around 20% in infancy to 40 to 50% in adolescence, then 60% in young adulthood, upward to 80% (or even...
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    Poll: I started going grey in my thirties and have been...

    I started going grey in my thirties and have been dying my hair since then. I didn't think I would be one of those people, as my father just became light brown with age, with a few silver hairs, and...
  7. I don't know about killing someone's sex drive,...

    I don't know about killing someone's sex drive, but I've heard people say the tranquilizers work for them for anxiety, but not things like zoloft etc, but doctors won't prescribe them because they're...
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    Messier, never did I advocate that Ivy League...

    Messier, never did I advocate that Ivy League schools or ANY university admit students who don't have the ability to perform at the expected level. University is not the place to redress racial...
  9. 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...
  14. 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
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  23. 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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