Thursday, June 22, 2017
Everything is genetic, isn't it?
T here is hardly a trait, physical or behavioral, for which there is not at least some familial resemblance, especially among close relative...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Spooky action at a (short) distance
E ntanglement in physics is about action that seems to transfer some sort of 'information' across distances at speeds faster than th...
Monday, June 19, 2017
More thoughts, and just plain provocateuring, on genomic causal complexity. . . .
H ere are some follow-up reflections on my recent post about GWAS and kindred methods and claims. I know I'm being contentious, but sc...
Saturday, June 17, 2017
The GWAS hoax....or was it a hoax? Is it a hoax?
A long time ago, in 2000, in Nature Genetics , Joe Terwilliger and I critiqued the idea then being pushed by the powers-that-be, that the g...
Saturday, June 3, 2017
The real reason Graham Spanier's going to jail
T his post will seem to be a serious diversion from our usual topics, but in another sense it is actually of the same sort. There's a l...
Friday, June 2, 2017
Allegiance to the Earth: The Environmentalism Pledge
For her final project in Anthropology/Biology 282G Sapiens: The Changing Nature of Human Evolution , recent University of Rhode Island g...
Friday, May 5, 2017
Eugenics, such an old-fashioned idea
I t's the age of genetics. Billions of dollars have been spent on identifying genes for important traits like diseases, fun traits like...
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