Re: Culture's effect on Genetics (was: RE: Cartoon meme)

From: Jerry Bryson (
Date: Wed 15 Feb 2006 - 03:41:31 GMT

  • Next message: Derek Gatherer: "Re: Culture's effect on Genetics (was: RE: Cartoon meme)"

    On Feb 14, 2006, at 7:47 PM, Tim Rhodes wrote:

    >>> <<Frankly, I think the Palestinians are just as Jewish as the mostly
    >>> European transplants in Israel. >>
    >>> That's an odd thought. I have trouble even speculating on what you
    >>> could have meant.
    >> An off-topic remark, actually; but I think the Romans didn't empty out
    >> palestine when they kicked out the Jews. They expelled the ruling
    >> class of Jews, not all of them. Those who remained were still Jews,
    >> who later turned to Islam, But they still are Jews.
    > Yes and no. Here are the results of one study, pointing to the effects
    > holding the <maternal lineage> meme have had upon genetic mixing across
    > several diverse Jewish communities:
    > 013504.htm
    > l
    Is this saying that we can't get past the founding or bottleneck events to find ancestor common to two or more groups? What I'm wondering about is a common ancestor to representative Jewish and Palestinian individuals?

    I'm after this because of the meme that "this is the end times because
    'the Jews are returning to their homeland.'" My guess is most of the Jews never left.


    "In theory, theory and practice are the same, but in practice, they're different."

    =============================================================== This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing) see:

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Wed 15 Feb 2006 - 04:14:46 GMT