Monday, February 26, 2018

DNA USA: Genetic Portrait of America

Dr. Brian Sykes, Oxford (; Seth Auberon, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Thai-black Tiger Woods with Swedish wife/mother Elin Norgedren while cheating*
Crisscrossing the continent, a renowned geneticist provides a groundbreaking examination of America through DNA.
The best-selling author of The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry now turns his sights on the United States of America, one of the most genetically variegated countries in the world.
  • *It's not easy being of blended race: "[Tiger Woods] once got in trouble with the black community in America for saying he sometimes felt more Thai than black. He's also cited his Thai [Theravada] Buddhist upbringing as something that keeps him calm and focused on the course..." (CNN).
The Seven Daughter of Eve
From the blue-blooded pockets of old-WASP ("White Anglo Saxon Protestant") state of New England to the vast tribal lands of the Navajo, Oxford University genetic scientist Bryan Sykes takes us on a historical genetic tour interviewing:
  • genealogists
  • geneticists
  • anthropologists
  • everyday Americans with compelling ancestral stories. His findings suggest:
  • Among white Americans, evidence of African DNA is most common in the South [where rape of slaves and servants was a common practice, which continues today as human sex trafficking].
  • Of Americans whose ancestors came as slaves, virtually all have some European DNA. [Most slaves in the USA were indigenous people taken into slavery here, not brought over from anywhere but the Americas.]
  • Racial intermixing appears least common among descendants of early New England colonists. [Before long they joined the melting pot, too.]
  • There is clear evidence of Jewish genes among descendants of southwestern Spanish Catholics. [Columbus was said to be a converso, a Jew induced to convert to Catholicism.]
  • European genes appeared among Native Americans as early as 10,000 years ago. [There were many "giants" (ogres, Sasquatches, Nephilim), some with red hair and six fingers and toes, and other hominin species here at first contact as Chinese and Afghan Buddhists, Hindus, Egyptians, Africans, Vikings, and many other seafarers tried to explore and sometimes exploit new lands.]
An unprecedented look into America's genetic mosaic and how we perceive race, DNA USA challenges the very notion of what we think it means to be "American" with 8 pages of color illustrations and 8 pages of black-and-white illustrations. More

Genetic history of Ireland, Britain, America

One of the world's leading geneticists, Oxford University's Bryan Sykes, has helped thousands find their ancestry in the British Isles.

Saxons, Vikings, and Celts, which resulted from a systematic 10-year DNA survey of more than 10,000 volunteers.

It traces the true genetic makeup of the British Isles and its descendants.

Ireland and the British Isles (CGI from space)
It takes readers from the Pontnewydd Cave in North Wales to the resting place of the Red Lady of Paviland and the tomb of King Arthur.

This illuminating guide provides a much-needed introduction to the genetic history of the people of the British Isles and their descendants throughout the world. More

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