Perception, the Senses and Learning… My Thesis.

Sometimes writing is forced by habit to keep sharp, and at other times the pen flows forth from inspiration. One way to increase student learning and decrease behavior incidents is to alter their perception and to lower their affective filter. By altering their subconscious perception, with slight modifications to their sensory inputs, one can achieve … Continue reading Perception, the Senses and Learning… My Thesis.

2060? That doesn’t sound so crazy now.

In 1704, Isaac Newton Predicts the World Will End in 2060   I've been reading about the Nostradamus effect, a concept that unifies all the various Armageddon legends. Most curious to me, in my recent reading over of Isaac Newtons calculations, is that he made a prediction or date that seems so plausible given the … Continue reading 2060? That doesn’t sound so crazy now.

The Tragedy of the Earth’s Overpopulation by Strange Species.

The population of the Earth was less than 2 billion in 1900. Now it's 7.5 billion. You cannot be free, no matter what any paper says, in a closed amount of space,(the Earth) when the number of people keeps growing beyond the capacity. The US population in 1900 was only 72 million, and now it … Continue reading The Tragedy of the Earth’s Overpopulation by Strange Species.

How to fix what needs fixing in the USA.

Right now, we should be one California, standing together to fight back against these increasing fire threats and the risks to our homes, to our children, our grandchildren, and all our future progeny. By not properly maintaining our forests in drought, and by allowing people to build and live in places that, when a fire … Continue reading How to fix what needs fixing in the USA.

America the Invincible

Yes, we are blessed with good geography, mostly. We do face some danger from environmental degradation with our overuse of carbon dioxide and methane gases, and our general neglect and abuse of the world ecology. The self centered approach to gathering and producing, while over reproducing to seven billion, is causing all the world's animal … Continue reading America the Invincible

So Why do Native Americans have so much Neanderthal DNA?

Recent discovery of tool manipulated Mastodon bones in California date some hominid activity in California to 130,000 years ago. Looks like this puzzle is coming into focus.

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Warning: highly speculative post ahead.

As I mentioned the other day:

Worldwide distribution of B006, (from Yotova et al. “An X-Linked Haplotype of Neandertal Origin Is Present Among All Non-African Populations,” Mol. Biol. Evol. 28 (7), 2011). Worldwide distribution of B006, (from Yotova et al. “An X-Linked Haplotype of Neandertal Origin Is Present Among All Non-African Populations,” Mol. Biol. Evol. 28 (7), 2011).

SNP PCA from Skoglund & Jakobsson’s “Archaic Human Ancestry in East Asia” (2011) SNP PCA from Skoglund & Jakobsson’s “Archaic Human Ancestry in East Asia” (2011)

(Please note that Africans do not have chimpanzee admixture, despite the labeling on the graph–no human group has chimp admixture, because chimps and humans have different #s of chromosomes, so even if you could get a successful cross, the resulting child would be infertile, like a mule. I assume the point of the chimp node is just to represent that which has neither Neanderthal nor Denisovan admixture, though of course there is the possibility of some other form of archaic hominin admixture in Africans.)

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So, Native Americans appear to have a ton of Neanderthal DNA. (Relatively speaking.)

Possibilities:

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Is war with North Korea imminent?

War with North Korea? At what cost? US student freed from North Korea has a severe brain injury and is in a coma. North Korea, under Kim Jong Un, will never give up their pursuit of nuclear weapons and long range missiles to carry them. Ukraine gave up their weapons and signed a pact assuring … Continue reading Is war with North Korea imminent?

Monsanto = Evil

http://www.vocativ.com/411590/monsanto-weed-killer-cancer I think Monsanto is an evil corporation. I believe this because they put profit so far ahead of everything else, that nothing else beside the preservation of their profit matters to them. I first read about their GMO korn, the Round Up Ready plant that would grow korn and not die from Round Up. … Continue reading Monsanto = Evil

Aliens: friend or foe?

  I've been reading material on evidence for alien contact with humans on Earth in the past century. I don't have time to seek evidence in the archaeological record because such evidence is all very questionable and difficult to verify. Human beings are quite imaginative and they have carved, painted, and created images of things they … Continue reading Aliens: friend or foe?