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Razib Khan is a master of decoding ancient DNA to tell fascinating stories about our history and heritage. His Substack is essential reading for science nerds. You can also find Razib on Twitter here.
2:39: Three mind-blowing facts from ancient DNA research
6:10 Will it be possible to know the average IQ of classical Athens?
8:35 How much signal do we lose if the population is representative?
10:15 Is there really more genetic diversity within Africa?
15:02 Is gene-culture co-evolution a kind of bottleneck or sieve?
18:45 Fighting between hunter-gatherers and farmers
24:15 Psychopaths as a development of mass society & the need for security
27:20 Dysgenics and the cyclical theory of civilizations
40:40 Modalities of innovation
44:15 The timeline for genetic engineering, speciation, and runaway selection
56:10 People are masturbating
57:00 Is immortality on the cards?
1:05:00 Is this the last century of technological civilization?
1:08:20 Changing aesthetic standards, the need for wisdom, and werewolves
1:15:43 When will we be able to talk about group differences freely?
1:16:52 Will conservatives inherit the Earth?
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