I admit I didn't know this before I had my DNA ancestry testing done. I'd like to open by stating clearly that, while a new discovery, I'm happy and proud of my significant, and widespread African ancestry. While my overall percentage is fairly low, by comparison to the rest of my DNA, 2.5%, that amount … Continue reading On My African DNA Heritage
"However, we humans “belong to a club of species that kill adults at an exceptionally high rate—a small club that includes a few social and territorial carnivores such as wolves, lions and spotted hyenas. That’s worth stressing in order to avoid readers leaping to the conclusion that there is nothing surprising about human violence. Humans really are … Continue reading On Violence
I find it strange that so many people still cling to the notion that skin color has any real significance, other than how much UV energy you reflect or absorb, how susceptible you are to skin cancer, and how visible you are in contrast to day or night. These are all traits that don't really … Continue reading Color Blinded and Color Biased
Let's get one thing straight. Pretty much all Hispanic, Latino, or Native Americans are going to have mixed DNA ancestry, and they all have DNA roots from Native American groups, along with their other admixtures. Native Americans have a cultural propensity to defend their homeland, and as such, they enlist in the US military at … Continue reading Hispanic, Latino, and Native American over-representation in the armed forces of the USA- the warrior culture.
CDR Salamander's blog post on Scots Irish Commander Salamander's blog about the current Scots Irish leaders of the US military is an interesting commentary about the long legacy and history of famous US military leaders from this broad cultural group. "Author (and U.S. Senator) Jim Webb puts forth a thesis in his book Born Fighting (2004) to suggest that … Continue reading CDR Salamander’s blog post on Scots Irish followed by my commentary.
One major flaw with current education practice is that the people running our school systems don't not recognize that human diversity also equates to differing rates of development. By diversity, I'm talking about the differences between all children, and not anything to do with ethnicity or culture. For the record, I don't think race exists. … Continue reading On Education
Neanderthals may have been infected by diseases carried out of Africa by humans I'm fairly certain that the extinction of the various other hominid groups followed a similar pattern that includes initial contact, the spread of disease, and then followed by warfare and conflict, absorption and subjugation. Without a doubt some human groups have knowingly … Continue reading The destruction of human populations by disease was not genocide, but could be now.
My Ancestry DNA Report I've been pondering my ancestry report, and I would like to note a few conclusions or possibilities of interest. My Father is certainly half German, his mother came from Germany to the USA as an adult, and his father was of Scotch Irish descent, from New England. My Father is almost … Continue reading Analysis of My DNA Report
My DNA profile says I’m a descendant of Niall of the Nine Hostages. I’m adding this to my blog.
Millions of people around the world today are descendants of Niall of the Nine Hostages, the legendary 5th century A.D. High King of Ireland. Wherever the Irish settled, also live Niall’s posterity. Niall was a wise, stout and warlike man, fortunate in all his achievements and conquests, and was therefore called “Mór“ (meaning “Great”). He was also called “Niall Naoi-Ghiallach”, meaning “Niall of the Nine Hostages”, from the nine royal hostages held by him from lands and peoples that he had conquered and made tributary: Munster; Leinster; Connacht; Ulster; Britain; the Picts; the Dal Riada; the Saxons and the Morini (a people of France near Calais and Piccardy).
Niall was the son of Eochaid Mugmedón, King of Tara, and Carthan Cais Dubh (also known as Carinna, who was supposedly the daughter of the Celtic King of Britain). According to legend:
“Young Niall had to survive the malice…
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I found this article showing that Scientists are already exploring this question, and we have some findings: Latest news article linking human borne diseases to the extinction of Neanderthals If you study the genetic make up most surviving Native Americans, Latinos, and Hispanics of the New World, you will find that they are all hybrids, … Continue reading My Hypothesis on why the Neaderthals and Denosivans went extinct, and why we didn’t.