Open Thread – 11/19/2023

A new podcast with Karol is posted on Bangladeshi politics, culture and economics (me and Amey co-host). At one point Karol notes that Sheik Hasina, the Prime Minister, has a son who is being groomed to be heir apparent, but he is married to an American and lives in the DC area and does not seem very enthusiastic about taking the reins of power in the future.

I decided to look up this person, and quickly and easily found his daughter’s public Instagram…and she does not seem to be very appropriate as the daughter for someone who wants to become the leader of a Muslim nation… (there are angry comments from Bangladeshis on the gram; you can look her up in more official photos, and it’s pretty clearly her now that she’s in her early 20’s).

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Prats
Prats
4 months ago

I am looking for a good book on the history of metals/metallurgy/material sciences in India. Would welcome recommendations.

BarindMan
BarindMan
4 months ago

lol that’s not actually her, it looks like a fake account no engagement nothing. I’m guessing someone’s messing around. I can’t judge her too harshly being a diaspora Bangladeshi who isn’t that religious in all honestly but the degenerate behaviours do cringe me out. Weak father figures etc etc.

DaThang
DaThang
4 months ago

It has been a year since the Sri Lankan mesolithic mtDNAs were released, and yet no signs of autosomal DNA yet. Sad!

DaThang
DaThang
4 months ago

In the unsupervised learning personality episode, the speaker talks about mbti in terms of axis-like results, however cognitive functions are essential to mbti. The axis-based ones are like a cross-over between big five and proper mbti. He says typing has been the problem, but without typing there is no mbti. Without typing there is just a poor man’s big five, and that poor man’s big five is still better the the true mbti tests which use typing.

ohwilleke
4 months ago

South Asians, Anxiety, and Religious Service Attendance. https://phys.org/news/2023-12-religious-linked-anxiety-south-asians.html#google_vignette

DaThang
DaThang
4 months ago

In the Egyptian episode there was some mention of changes in Iranian related ancestry in Egypt. This is what I can see so far from the leaks and the coordinates derived therefrom on the genarchivist forum:

Target: OK:I6409
Distance: 4.3869% / 0.04386950
49.2Israel_Natufian
36.0Israel_PPNB
6.8Iran_GanjDareh_N
6.6Morocco_Iberomaurusian
1.4Georgia_Kotias.SG
0.0Ethiopia_4500BP
0.0Russia_MLBA_Sintashta
0.0Turkey_Boncuklu_N
0.0Yoruba

Target: OMK:I10020
Distance: 5.1278% / 0.05127757
42.8Israel_PPNB
29.0Israel_Natufian
16.2Iran_GanjDareh_N
4.6Ethiopia_4500BP
4.4Morocco_Iberomaurusian
1.8Georgia_Kotias.SG
0.8Russia_MLBA_Sintashta
0.4Yoruba
0.0Turkey_Boncuklu_N

Target: MK:I6130
Distance: 4.4180% / 0.04418048
40.4Israel_PPNB
21.8Israel_Natufian
15.8Iran_GanjDareh_N
11.8Russia_MLBA_Sintashta
5.4Turkey_Boncuklu_N
3.0Georgia_Kotias.SG
1.8Yoruba
0.0Ethiopia_4500BP
0.0Morocco_Iberomaurusian

This seems to indicate a rise in the ancestry from the old kingdom to the old-kingdom-middle-kingdom (first intermediate period?). Whether is is gradual or not is up to one’s interpretation. Ethiopian sample is a stand in for East African ancestry (which seems to increase in the intermediate(?) period) and Yoruba is a stand in for West African ancestry (which seems to increase in the middle kingdom). Also, some Indo-European ancestry appears around the middle kingdom.
In the next model, I added a copper age Iranian proxy for no reason other than an informal test for something like the dynastic hypothesis. In addition to the presence of this ancestry among the old kingdom people, it seems that whatever real ancestry this input is a proxy of also rises after the old kingdom. Not necessarily a proof of the dynastic hypothesis, you could come up with other scenarios where this could fit, but more interestingly, it seems to account for all of the CHG and Iran_N ancestry in those old Egyptians. So while the following may not be a ‘real’ model, it shows that all non-Natufian and non-Anatolian middle eastern ancestry in ancient Egyptians can be bundled in one package:

Target: OK:I6409
Distance: 4.3520% / 0.04352029
50.6Israel_Natufian
29.6Israel_PPNB
12.6Iran_C_SehGabi
7.2Morocco_Iberomaurusian
0.0Ethiopia_4500BP
0.0Georgia_Kotias.SG
0.0Iran_GanjDareh_N
0.0Russia_MLBA_Sintashta
0.0Turkey_Boncuklu_N
0.0Yoruba

Target: OMK:I10020
Distance: 4.8236% / 0.04823645
32.2Israel_Natufian
28.6Iran_C_SehGabi
28.2Israel_PPNB
5.8Morocco_Iberomaurusian
4.8Ethiopia_4500BP
0.4Yoruba
0.0Georgia_Kotias.SG
0.0Iran_GanjDareh_N
0.0Russia_MLBA_Sintashta
0.0Turkey_Boncuklu_N

Target: MK:I6130
Distance: 3.8029% / 0.03802878
30.6Iran_C_SehGabi
26.0Israel_PPNB
24.6Israel_Natufian
10.6Russia_MLBA_Sintashta
5.0Turkey_Boncuklu_N
2.0Yoruba
1.2Morocco_Iberomaurusian
0.0Ethiopia_4500BP
0.0Georgia_Kotias.SG
0.0Iran_GanjDareh_N

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