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This Might Upset a Few Applecarts

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This Might Upset a Few Applecarts

Postby Minimalist » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:15 pm

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: This Might Upset a Few Applecarts

Postby kbs2244 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:06 am

"Lewis said this goes against the more common idea that North America was populated first in
the western coastal regions, with people then migrating to South America and populating the continent from west to east."

When did this become "the more common idea?"

I thought the "common" idea was they went from the Bering crossing, through the Yukon River valley to the other side of the mountains and then walked south across the plains.
Then they walked the east coast of Mexico to the north and east cost of SA.

Has the consensuses changed?
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Re: This Might Upset a Few Applecarts

Postby Leona Conner » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:31 am

Prof Lewis obviously didn't see NatGeo's program on "The Human Family Tree." According to them they have it all figured out.
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Re: This Might Upset a Few Applecarts

Postby jw1815 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:22 pm

Lewis' point is that there's usually greater diversity in geographical areas of origin for a founding population.

So, we'd expect to see the greatest genetic diversity in the northwest of North America, instead of in South America. The implication is that people went to the eastern coast of South America first, instead of through North America first.

I wonder how it compares with Wallace's mtDNA studies of diversity in founding populations of America.

And, if Lewis is right, how did people get to the eastern coast of South America?
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Re: This Might Upset a Few Applecarts

Postby Minimalist » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:00 pm

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: This Might Upset a Few Applecarts

Postby Leona Conner » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:15 pm

You mean you had your doubts. I thought I've been here long enough for you to know me a little, since we seem to agree on many things.
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Re: This Might Upset a Few Applecarts

Postby Minimalist » Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:15 pm

I was only referring to that particular show, darlin'!

Talk about a one-sided discussion!
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: This Might Upset a Few Applecarts

Postby kbs2244 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:11 pm

I just re-read this story.
Did anyone notice the last few sentences?

Are we ready to check our DNA to see if we should worry about the Swine Flu?
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Re: This Might Upset a Few Applecarts

Postby jw1815 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:59 pm

Is swine flu associated with any particular genetic type?
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Re: This Might Upset a Few Applecarts

Postby jw1815 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:41 am

A chilling thought on that topic.

A few years back there was quite a stir about an American think tank called the PNAC (Project for a New American Century). In September, 2000, they produced a report (Rebuilding America’s Defenses) that used to be available in full online, but now all links to it contain only the intro pages. On the subject of US preparation for wars of the future, that report said:

“And advanced forms of biological warfare that can target specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool"
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Re: This Might Upset a Few Applecarts

Postby kbs2244 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:58 am

You are on target JW.

I wonder who funded this guys research?
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Re: This Might Upset a Few Applecarts

Postby dannan14 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:31 pm

PNAC was the product of teh neo-cons, wasn't it?
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Re: This Might Upset a Few Applecarts

Postby Rokcet Scientist » Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:09 pm

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Re: This Might Upset a Few Applecarts

Postby Minimalist » Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:11 pm

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: This Might Upset a Few Applecarts

Postby jw1815 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:53 pm

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