Re: gene-ulture model etc (still going, sorry)

Aaron Lynch (
Fri, 07 May 1999 11:37:03 -0500

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Date: Fri, 07 May 1999 11:37:03 -0500
From: Aaron Lynch <>
Subject: Re: gene-ulture model etc (still going, sorry)
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>Please Aaron, let a geneticist check your equations before you submit them
>to a journal.

Fine, I will take this advice. Frankly, with a recent conflicting study on
Hamer's work and numerous other projects, I am not going to hurry the paper.

As for "combined q," this is merely an informal term forced by the poor
ability of this medium to carry standard algebraic notation. It refers to
what we would call the summation from i=1 to i=n of q sub i, where q sub i
is the frequency of a recessive homosexualizing allele at the i'th locus
associated with homosexuality--an approximation of the total carrier rate.
Now, this is not even a quantity that I used in my calculations, and I'm
not even sure how it could be used, but it is merely a concept that came to
mind in this deliberately limited discussion.

--Aaron Lynch

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