1. R

    Is being straight or gay genetic and fixed?

    Is being gay or straight genetic and fixed, or is sexual orientation fluid, if it is genetic and fixed, then how do you explain Greco-Roman male bisexuality or prison sex, or surveys that show that less than 50 percent of generation z people would consider themselves straight, which seems to...
  2. aldo12

    The Geography of Recent Genetic Ancestry across Europe

    The Geography of Recent Genetic Ancestry across Europe... We ( Europeans) are all cousins... The recent genealogical history of human populations is a complex mosaic formed by individual migration, large-scale population movements, and other demographic events. Population genomics...
  3. G

    Have any studies been conducted on the Hindu origins of Europe's Romas

    Have any studies been conducted on the Hindu origins of Europe's Romas/Gypsies? Do their practices reveal a Hindu historical origin from the Indian subcontinent?
  4. Sharks and love

    Race is not a genetic or biological reality, but a socially constructed myth

    Read about this recently, thought I would elicit your reactions. "Today the vast majority of those involved in research on human variation would agree that biological races do not exist among humans. Among those who study the subject, who use and accept modern scientific techniques and logic...
  5. R

    Is human development from 10.000 BC onwards a result of genetic or cultural progress?

    Could human development from 10.000 BC onwards be attributed to cultural progress or continous genetic improval ?
  6. D

    Turkic genetic impact on Romanian people (Kipchaks Cumans Ottomans)

    Hello Historum! The following pictures are a slide show of ethnic Romanians with eastern features from Wallachia and Moldavia. During the history of Romania, many Turkic people (Kipchaks Cumans and finally the Ottomans) controlled the territory of present-day Romania, which has anthropological...
  7. purakjelia

    Erlitou and Yanshi genetic results revealed the origin of the Sinitic peoples

    Exciting news were announced today on the famous Chinese anthropological forum the Ranhaer Forum. Chinese anthropologists have successfully retrieved the mitochondrial DNA from Erlitou skeletons. Chinese archaeologists have labeled the Erlitou site as the possible ancient capital of the...
  8. purakjelia

    Hongshan culture genetic results came out

    The Hongshan culture (红山) was a thriving Neolithic culture of Northeast China, dated back to 5000 years before present. Korean nationalists claim that Hongshan culture was an ancient Korean culture and that Hongshan people belonged to O2b. New genetic results might disappoint...
  9. M

    Oceanic genetic admixture among Japanese people

    Evidence from an ADMIXTURE run at GNXP: Samoan admixture Japanese: 8% Vietnamese: 5% Dai: 4.8% Han: 1.2% Various Indian tribes: 1.5% to 4.5% The 8% Samoan admixture among Japanese samples is definitely not noise. It's admixture. The resolution at K=12 is accurate. The Japanese seems like...
  10. R

    The Genetic Basis of Demogogues

    Since that other thread about racism was abruptly closed, I'll post what I was going to say here: We're not going to understand human beings until we really figure out what's going on with us genetically. We are subject to rule of "survival of the fittest," and because of that we want to...
  11. M

    Japan radiation causes severe genetic malformations

    BBC News - 'Severe abnormalities' found in Fukushima butterflies The biological impacts of the Fukushima nuclear accident on the pale grass blue butterfly : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group The biological impacts of the Fukushima nuclear accident on the pale grass blue...
  12. M

    East Asian genetic relationships

    Note: I want to discuss the history and linguistics behind it to explain the genetic results. HUGO SNP Consortium (2011) Koreans = Northeast Asian Japanese = mixed with South Asians Chinese = mixed with Southeast Asians Historically speaking, the East Asians (Chinese, Koreans and Japanese)...
  13. Naomasa298

    Black Death Bacterium Identified: Genetic Analysis of Medieval Plague Skeletons Shows

    Black Death bacterium identified: Genetic analysis of medieval plague skeletons shows presence of Yersinia pestis bacteria "A team of German and Canadian scientists has shown that today's plague pathogen has been around at least 600 years."
  14. okamido

    Genetic program for limbs found in ancient Fish

    I thought this was interesting. I don't necessarily understand it, but it is interesting. Maybe a member with a little more knowledge on evolution could explain it. Just how does a creature have genetic programming for something that hadn't occured yet? Genetic switch for limbs and digits found...
  15. Satuf

    Genetic pool of the Middle East

    Where would you go in the Middle East to find somewhat racially pure people? Where would you go in the Middle East to find a big melting pot? Do northern Middle Easterns have closer genetic makeups to people in the Caucasus and south Europe?
  16. unclefred

    Genetic mutations found in children with Autism

    Sporadic mutations identified in children with autism spectrum disorders
  17. ghostexorcist

    Religion is genetic

    I am currently reading Nicholas Wade's The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why it Endures (2009). In the first 10 pages he explains the close link between religion and society. He ultimately claims the reason religion is genetic is because it served the social function of bringing the...
  18. pinguin

    Genetic engineering.

    I suppose the sky's the limit with what might be done to & with our bodies in the future. Suppose they create 7 foot tall Purple people with enlarged brains, will they becoma hated like other races are today & in ages past?
  19. Solidaire

    Genetic determinism?

    I read in a newspaper that an Italian court reduced the sentence imposed on a murderer, because his DNA test revealed irregularities in five genes that have been linked to aggressive behaviour. There are doubts concerning the accuracy of such a test, but lets assume, for conversation's sake...
  20. M

    Genetic research DNA tests on sons of The Ancient Etruscan shows their roots r coming from Anatolia

    Genetic research DNA tests on sons of The Ancient Etruscan shows their roots r coming from Anatolia Mystery Solved Etruscans DNA codes are as same as TURKS DNA codes, They Were TURK !!! check:,,2105308,00.html The enigma of Italy's ancient...