Monthly Archives: August 2015


Things are going to be slow for a while, because I’ll be recovering from bypass surgery (happens tomorrow).    

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Something else

Razib has talked about this – here’s what I think. The various sweeping alleles that have made Europeans and North Asians have light skin¬† were not favored because they helped you garner extra vitamin D, at least not mostly. This … Continue reading

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Infertilty Belt

It used to be the case (considerably less so today) that a significant fraction of women in central Africa, up to tens of percent in some areas, were infertile or subfertile, due to various STDs.¬† This seems to have been … Continue reading

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