Friday Fluff – December 10th, 2010

By Razib Khan | December 10, 2010 12:59 pm

FF3 1. First, a post from the past: Natural selection of a human gene: FUT2.

2. Weird search query of the week: “cognitive miser”.

3.Comment of the week, in response to The history of us all:

1. I take it you think Angus Maddison’s Contours of the World Economy 1-2030 AD is too technical for a general reading list?

2. Some other ‘easy to read but rather informative books’ on social/economic history:

Alfred Crosuby’s Environmental Imperialism

William McNiell’s Plagues and Peoples

3. Razib, have you reviewed After Tamerlane before? I have not read the book myself, but have heard much good and bad about it. What is your take on the book?

See, not always making fun of people Clark.

4) I’m excited about The Game of Thrones, but I’d be more excited if Martin got the next book out sooner than later. Anyone else with me?

5) And finally, your weekly fluff fix:

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Comments (3)

  1. Sandgroper

    Razib – of relevance to nothing, and I’m no Oprah fan, but she’s currently in Australia and the shot of her with the blonde Aboriginal child painted with emu footprints might be of interest. This was in the central desert region:

  2. Sandgroper

    For whatever reason, I can’t open the Open Thread, but wanted to share this:

  3. With you 100 percent on the the game of thrones. I’ll take a book over tv/cinema 99 percent of the time.


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