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Subscribe now Give a gift subscription Share Recently Yale Law School (YLS) student Trent Colbert wrote Why I Didn’t Apologize For That Yale Law School Email: We must end the culture of performative repentance for Persuasion. I was broadly famil…

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Listen now (37 min) | How an individual stood up to the collective and lived to tell the tale

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Listen now (37 min) | How an individual stood up to the collective and lived to tell the tale

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About four years ago I posted my genotype data for anyone who wanted it. This included the raw export files from consumer genomics firms + my VCF file generated by […]

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What obscure Jewish subgroups teach us about Ashkenazi and Sephardic flourishing

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The origins and spread of domestic horses from the Western Eurasian steppes: Domestication of horses fundamentally transformed long-range mobility and warfare1. However, modern domesticated breeds do not descend from the […]

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Subscribe now Give a gift subscription Share This week on the Unsupervised Learning Podcast I’m joined by author and journalist Kat Rosenfield. She has a new novel out, No One Will Miss Her, is a co-host of the Feminine Chaos podcast, and a contri…

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Listen now (76 min) | What in the world is “social genomics”?

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The origins and spread of domestic horses from the Western Eurasian steppes: Domestication of horses fundamentally transformed long-range mobility and warfare1. However, modern domesticated breeds do not descend from the earliest domestic horse lineage associated with archaeological evidence of bridling, milking and corralling…at Botai, Central Asia around 3500 BC3. Other longstanding candidate regions for horse … Continue reading The Sintashta horses!

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Reading Julia Galef’s The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don’t. I’ve known Julia for a decade now, and I really respect her. She’s a good-faith […]

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In this week’s Unsupervised Learning Podcast, Razib is joined by author and psycholinguist Steven Pinker to discuss his new book Rationality: what is it, why it seems scarce, and why it matters. Pinker makes the case the humans are fundamentally rati…

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Listen now (74 min) | What has genetics taught us about Jewish history, and what will it teach us?

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Recommendations for everything, fall edition

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How the scattering of the Sephardim influenced Jews across the world

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I’ve been doing my steppe series since the spring of 2021 and will be continuing it into 2022 (chronologically). But I thought some blog readers might have missed the podcasts […]

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This week Razib talks to Fredrick DeBoer, author of The Cult of Smart, about the heritability of intelligence and its broader implications for society and education. The two discuss the difficulties of having fact-based conversations around the topic o…

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Listen now (44 min) | Cancel culture, #metoo, feminism, and the writing life

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Since people ask me this I have to post this now and then. We have genetic data. So in short order 1) Kashmiris are like other people in the Northwest of India. They are not enriched in steppe ancestry, at least compared to many Punjabis or Brahmins from the Gangetic plain 2) There is no […]

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Under fire from Hindu nationalist groups, U.S.-based scholars of South Asia worry about academic freedom: We are at a tipping point,” said Rohit Chopra, one of the conference organizers and a professor of communication at Santa Clara University. He said the issue went beyond the conference. “It’s about the principles of freedom of expression, academic […]

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