All posts tagged with mailbag

Mailbag: North and South China

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I read with interest your post on: http://johnhawks.net/weblog/reviews/neandertals/pigmentation/neandertal-introgression-1000-genomes-style-2011.html

Mailbag: The Neandertal species question

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Hello Dr. Hawks, I understand your a busy man so my question will be brief. I learned in my biology class that two different species can not interbreed and p...

Mailbag: What to read, for newbies

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I don’t usually front-page my mailbag entries, but I thought I would start doing it with a few: partly to remind myself to post them more often, and partly b...

Mailbag: Denisovan diversity

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I just watched the National Geographic documentary "Sex in the Stone Age" and was surprised by the reference to the discovery of a 2nd Denisovan tooth, one w...

Mailbag: Beyond the solar system

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My name is Corey Hayes. I am in my final year of Anthropology at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Canada. My Minor's English, and I've been told I have a bent...

Mailbag: The hominins of our discontent

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Re: “Taxonomy on tap”, where I reminded readers about my lack of a principled reason to continue using “hominid” instead of “hominin”.

Mailbag: Exaptation and standing variation

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This may sound like a dumb question, but I am trying to understand the difference between selection on standing variation and the concept of exaptation. They...

Mailbag: New Age wackos

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While looking for something else on youtube I stumbled on a video by a New Age wacko named [name redacted]. Part of his schtick is the claim that human DNA i...

Mailbag: Cultural evolution

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I just finished listening to your lectures of rise of humans and it was thoroughly a very nice and complete coverage of recent understandings of this matter....

Mailbag: Probing hominin origins

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This past year and half I have read and studied pre-history including most of the books, dvd's, on evolution, human origins, and all related subjects. I hav...

Mailbag: mtDNA ancestor and speciation?

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I've got a question about something I wrote in a newsgroup in 1995. Okay, that doesn't sound overly urgent, right? The general subject has come up again fo...

Mailbag: Where did Neandertals come from?

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Dr. Hawks, I greatly enjoyed your course on the rise of humans I purchased through the Teaching Company. I could not find the answer to this question: ...

My mailbag

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Did you know I have a mailbag? I post letters from time to time, off the front page. I put a link over on the sidebar there, beneath the FAQ.

E-mail foibles

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I’ve just finished cleaning up more than 1000 messages left in my 2008 e-mail inbox. I am always careful to say in my FAQ that I don’t respond to every e-mai...

Mailbag: Chance and recent selection

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Our work on recent selection was featured in Discover magazine this month. I’ll link to that later. In the meantime, I’ve been getting some thoughtful letter...

The Hawks weblog mailbag

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I always get the most interesting mail right after any kind of news interview. Here's the best from last week: