There’s No Scientific Basis for Race—It’s a Made-Up Label

From the National Geographic article:

Over the past few decades, genetic research has revealed two deep truths about people. The first is that all humans are closely related—more closely related than all chimps, even though there are many more humans around today. Everyone has the same collection of genes, but with the exception of identical twins, everyone has slightly different versions of some of them. Studies of this genetic diversity have allowed scientists to reconstruct a kind of family tree of human populations. That has revealed the second deep truth: In a very real sense, all people alive today are Africans.

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People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing everyday.
– Winnie The Pooh (A.A. Milne)

Google and HTTP

Google logo. Jail cells. (Encrypt the content you want everyone to read, or someone might read it.)

Dave Winer’s post about what Google is up to now. If you’re seeing this on my site and you’re using Chrome you can see what he’s talking about in the address bar where my ‘favicon/site icon’ is supposed to be.

I don’t even have a mailing list sign-up form on my site, and Google makes it sound like visiting [...] 

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