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Archives for June, 2006

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Donors Choose – Last Leg

Janet has the details, but we’re winding down. Three things: 1) Thanks to everyone who gave, I didn’t raise much myself, but something is way better than nothing and good is accomplished in small steps 2) Mad props to “DS” (you know who you are), as you donated twice, and at least once substantially 3)…

Math makes you more conservative

It is well known that academics tend to be on the political Left. Some people are angry about this, but I don’t particularly care. Members of Opus Dei tend to be on the Right, does that surprise? Nevertheless, I am curious about differences with disciplines in academia. So I found this study which classified political…

Closeup 1, 2006

Closeup 1 has revamped their website and is ramping up for their 2006 edition, though for a poetically inclined folk this introduction does translate somewhat manically into English: Dreams & Talents Confidence & Aspiration Voice & The Microphone A Nation & Its Youth You, us and the youth of Bangladesh – together we created history…

Hsien Hsien Lei interviews me

It seems that others have a compulsion to control the means of my opinion production. 5 questions from Hsien Hsien Lei aimed at me. Lei runs a great weblog, Genetics and Health.

Being abnormal

In Unequal by nature: A geneticist’s perspective on human differences, James F. Crow states: Two populations may have a large overlap and differ only slightly in their means. Still, the most outstanding individuals will tend to come from the population with the higher mean. This is a trivial observation. It is biologically relevant because heritable…

In the long winded post below I referred to genetic conflicts in pregnancy. If you are curious about this, I highly recommend Mother Nature by Sarah Hrdy. Though the topic is placed in the context of female evolution (of our species) in general, it gets a thorough treatment. If you are interested in the technical…

Who manages PNAS‘ site?

The paper that was supposed to be out nearly a week ago is finally on the PNAS site. This isn’t the first time this has cropped up. Additionally, I can’t believe that someone is writing all the press releases which give early dates for release on the website, rather, I’m assuming that the IT guys…

Abort me, if you will

Janet points me to this post which points to this research which reinforces the theory that placental environment might have a strong effect on the phenotype of the fetus. Since I’ve expressed an interest in genomic imprinting let me respond to Jill at Feministing‘s query, “why do we have to know?”, she doesn’t have to,…

Hot for missionary?!?!

A random hot chick approached me and started talking to me on the street, real aggressive like. I was pretty taken aback until I realized she was a Jehovah’s Witness, though I didn’t comprehend that until I looked at the literature she gave me. I don’t really know what she said, and I left the…