What mitochondria and Y chromosomes tell us about marriage…

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The Loom has been quiet for most of the summer, but Carl Zimmer is back with a lucid summary of recent data on human genome evolution—and it may be a little disquieting to those who think monogamy is natural and traditional and the only properly human way to propagate.

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Charlie, I imagine you are mass cross posting this. Please keep it to sites that are relevant. I say this not because of my political views but for respect of others. Sure those that don’t care could skip it but if everyone does this then sites like this become like so many others sites that have just got swamped with useless information for what the site was originally set up for.

Don’t read into this anything but the fact that PT is place to “discuss evolutionary theory, critique the claims of the antievolution movement, defend the integrity of both science and science education, and share good conversation.”

While your post might fit under “share good conversation” it is better served in the appropriate location even on PT, The bathroom wall.

Yes, or on my site, where I don’t mind blathering about politics. But not here.

I’ve dumped Charlie’s comments to the bathroom wall.

Charlie, I imagine you are mass cross posting this.

No. That would be spamming, and I disapprove of that. I target very carefully to interested persons. I know how strongly many of you feel about creationism in schools (as do I) so I felt this was a more than appropriate place to offer this information.

sites like this become like so many others sites that have just got swamped with useless information for what the site was originally set up for.

One of the purposes of this site is to “defend the integrity of both science and science education,”. George Bush is blatently anti-science and supports the Christian fundamentalist agenda. What could be more appropriate than working to remove him from office? It’s certainly a lot more productive than what usually happens here, beating the earth where a horse stood 10 years ago.

I think PT at least aspires to be non-partisan, although I agree that Bush is making that very hard to do.

If you really want to sound off, send a request to me and I can create an open thread on Pharyngula, and everyone can rant away about politics all they want. Here, it would be better if you responded to the actual topic in the opening article.

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What happened to the thread about sexual selection? I was really looking forward to Gary McGuire’s next post to see if he’d outdo himself.

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