Caturday Fluff, September 3rd, 2011

By Razib Khan | September 3, 2011 9:46 pm

FF3

Been very busy of late.

1) Post from the past: Of pigs, people and porcine polygenism.


2) Weird search query of the week: “kate gosselin before and after.”

3) Comment of the week, in response to Why Melanesians are blonde resolved?:

…Besides melianin production, tyrosinase (and hence Tyrp1) is at a key step of catecholamine synthesis. And anything effecting neurotransmitter synthesis has potential to significantly affect fitness. Pleiotropy is a rule rather than exception.

4) And finally, your weekly fluff fix. I met this “Kitler” in Coeur d’Alene:

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I have degrees in biology and biochemistry, a passion for genetics, history, and philosophy, and shrimp is my favorite food. In relation to nationality I'm a American Northwesterner, in politics I'm a reactionary, and as for religion I have none (I'm an atheist). If you want to know more, see the links at http://www.razib.com

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