Rise and fall of empires: genetic version?

Based on: https://gnxp.nofe.me/2017/05/30/ancient-egyptians-black-or-white/ https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15694 Abstract Egypt, located on the isthmus of Africa, is an ideal region to study historical population dynamics due to its geographic location and documented interactions with ancient civilizations in Africa, Asia and Europe. Particularly, in the first millennium BCE Egypt endured foreign domination leading to growing numbers of foreigners living within…

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The many contributions of John Fuerst

For whatever reason, John Fuerst created a bunch of different blogs on IQ matters, and posted a lot of nice content all over the place. At some later point, one or two of these were deleted (not clear to me). They also had silly names, so I keep forgetting what they were. So here’s a…

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Open science: historical perspectives

After the recent London conference on Intelligence, we visited the Science Museum in South Kensington. Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to explore everything, but we did spend some time in the flight section. A number of the texts on display highlight the importance of open science, and are worth posting here. Stalling science…

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The FOSS fragmentation problem

I could not find someone that briefly described this problem, so I’ll just do a very quick job at doing so. I take it that this is a common observation that I was just unable to find the right term for. And yes, I appreciate the metaness of this. :) The FOSS fragmentation problem: everybody…

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