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by kbs2244
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: 3,500 Year Old Watermelons
Replies: 3
Views: 2688

Re: 3,500 Year Old Watermelons

Before the modern seedless kind they had black and white seeds throughout the pink interior.

This kind of melon was used by my grandmother to teach school integration.

A green lawn surrounding a white school house with a warm pink inside that had a mix of white
and black students in it.
by kbs2244
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: 3,500 Year Old Watermelons
Replies: 3
Views: 2688

Re: 3,500 Year Old Watermelons

I just had some round watermelon last night.
It was a little larger than a basket ball.
Taste and color were the same.
by kbs2244
Wed May 22, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Poor Bastards Can't Catch A Break
Replies: 9
Views: 5210

Re: Poor Bastards Can't Catch A Break

In researching this I learned a new term.
"Air draft" or max height.
A dimension set by surface to bottom of a bridge.

BTW there is a "Suezmax"
It is set by both water and air draft limits.
by kbs2244
Tue May 21, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Poor Bastards Can't Catch A Break
Replies: 9
Views: 5210

Re: Poor Bastards Can't Catch A Break

"is the Suez canal as strategicly important as it once was? " Even more so. The amount of ocean shipping going on is vastly under rated by the general public This site gives a min by min update of that traffic https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-5.8/centery:13.6/zoom:3 Note the back-u...
by kbs2244
Wed May 15, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Booted off the family tree?
Replies: 9
Views: 5343

Re: Booted off the family tree?

Didn't we just have a discussion about this in another thread?
by kbs2244
Fri May 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Prittlewell burial
Replies: 3
Views: 3017

Re: Prittlewell burial

"There's a lot of debate about whether he was a fully-fledged hairy beast Saxon warrior, or younger."

????
by kbs2244
Tue May 07, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Denisovan Jaw Bone Found in Tibet
Replies: 23
Views: 9652

Re: Denisovan Jaw Bone Found in Tibet

"There was enough cross breeding between human types, such as Neanderthals, Denisovans and "unknown others", that introgression of genetic material occurred across genomes where advantage was conferred. By strict definition, these were all the same species since they could interbreed successfully" W...
by kbs2244
Fri May 03, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Ancient Footprint Identified in Chile
Replies: 7
Views: 6659

Re: Ancient Footprint Identified in Chile

I read the first footnote, but the time frames didn't match.
I skipped the second assuming it reinforced the first.
My bad.

If I read the second correctly. man followed the climate change?
by kbs2244
Thu May 02, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Ancient Footprint Identified in Chile
Replies: 7
Views: 6659

Re: Ancient Footprint Identified in Chile

Environment is far different than climate

A beaver pond is affected by snow melt, but it doesn't cause it.
Elephants can die of thirst if the rains do not come.
by kbs2244
Wed May 01, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Ancient Footprint Identified in Chile
Replies: 7
Views: 6659

Re: Ancient Footprint Identified in Chile

"Early human occupation in southern South America (Patagonia) has been the focus of intense debate over the recent years. Current detailed chronologies show that human presence in the area can be traced back as far as ∼15 kyr [2,10] with a period of ∼3500 years of coexistence with extinct megafauna....
by kbs2244
Wed May 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Ancient Genetic Flow North America-South America
Replies: 16
Views: 9865

Re: Ancient Genetic Flow North America-South America

I am sorry if I offend. It is not my intention. But; "confidence level" and "probability" do not raise my confidence level in the probability of a correct answer to an important problem. (Which, in the end, this is not.) Good enough for a pitching change or for a horse race perhaps. I am sure money ...
by kbs2244
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Ancient Genetic Flow North America-South America
Replies: 16
Views: 9865

Re: Ancient Genetic Flow North America-South America

I have read your posts on a minimum self sustaining population size and they make sense to me. But if... "A confidence level of 95% means that there is a probability of at least 95 per cent that the result is reliable" How do you establish that "probability" This is starting to sound like circular r...
by kbs2244
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Ancient Genetic Flow North America-South America
Replies: 16
Views: 9865

Re: Ancient Genetic Flow North America-South America

Where does the 95% come from?
by kbs2244
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Another Hobbit!
Replies: 34
Views: 14690

Re: Another Hobbit!

How much of the FOXP2 gene has been found in flocking birds or schooling fish? I will admit to not being a fan of media convictions. But I am always open to well documented opinions. I cannot remember when I decided that “3 out of 10” are victims of something that means that seven out of ten ire not...
by kbs2244
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Ancient Genetic Flow North America-South America
Replies: 16
Views: 9865

Re: Ancient Genetic Flow North America-South America

I enjoy the trouble maker remark. One thing I missed in the original news release is that they are basing a hemispheric theory on 49 samples. I am reminded of my great grand uncle’s poem concerning the group of blind men describing an elephant. https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_poems_of_John_Godfre...