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๐Ÿ”ด Forget Bloodlines

 

๐Ÿ”ด ‘Conspiracies’? Okay โ€“ But Forget Bloodlines

 
Dec 8, 2014
 
As far as I know there is no national board or government agency tasked with deciding what is or is not a “conspiracy theory,” and since this blog is about The Blacklist, not Frontline, ideas are considered “on the merits.” Stupid stuff is thrown out, the rest posted for comment. I note that I’ve been called a conspiracy theorist for 1) saying state capitalism โ€“ as in Russia & China โ€“ does not welcome the open Internet, and 2) that the TPP trade deal is corporate-friendly and could weaken state sovereignty (companies can sue countries). So, I have a soft spot for people accused of harboring non-MSM views.

However, the one “conspiracy theory” I oppose is the notion of “bloodlines.” It makes me want to tear my hair out. There is no such thing as a bloodline that gets passed along through generations of kingship or kinship. This is nothing but the genomic version of primogeniture.

Mixture and inclusion are the stuff of evolution and change, not consolidation and purity. It’s right there, encoded in the mix-and-match circus of our conception.

Yes, the European Royals (and others) attempted to craft a “better” version of humanity by inbreeding (marriage or cousins or other not-so-distant relatives) but this led to more grief than success in the emergence of diseases based on recessive genes, as Darwin discovered in his own family (NYT 2010: In Darwin Family, Evidence of Inbreedingโ€™s Ill Effect http://nyti.ms/1EY8VmN).

America, if nothing else, has demonstrated, time and again, that brilliance and creativity can arise out of the most meager of ancestries, the “detritus” and outcasts of Europe.

In addition the notion of bloodlines should have been laid to rest with our understanding of the powerful stuff encoded on the X chromosome, which is passed only from mother to son, including the fabled “warrior gene.” No one gets the “warrior gene” from their father.

As a geneticist colleague of mine once told me, “Fact is, there’s nothing much on the Y chromosome.” Some even speculate that it will cease to exist altogether in ‘just a few million years’: Discover: Don’t Mourn the Y Chromosome http://bit.ly/1rSzxpx (10/2/2014).

Plus, there’s the other trick women have always been able to play over the ages, their trump card so to speak. Take Queen Victoria’s mother, who married a feeble king who died shortly theresafter. With Victoria, hemophilia was introduced to the ruling families of Europe.Fact check: hemophilia only “crops up” spontaneously in 1/50,000 cases http://bit.ly/1yZFoc2. Victoria’s mother almost certainly had a secret lover. Queen Victoria โ€“ herself, almost certainly a bastard. Perhaps you could call it “Victoria’s Secret.” The chief suspect: an Irish [!] courtier.

โ— DailyMail [UK] 2009: Were Queen Victoria & Prince Albert both illegitimate? http://is.gd/gjb8pN intriguing theory, backed up by science

โ— SUNY, Aronova-Tiuntseva (1999): Hemophilia, The Royal Disease [pdf] http://bit.ly/1GGZk81 5p

โ— Newsweek (1995): Was Queen Victoria A Bastard? http://bit.ly/1vEzbT5

The famous feuding cousins of World War I โ€“ Kaiser Bill, Cousin Nikki of Russia, and George of England โ€“ who led the World into Hell, were likely not even ‘royal’ (a concept which Americans take lightly in any case). Yet their legacy is still being played out in Iraq today, in the stupid way (which they thought clever) in which the victors carved up the Ottoman Empire: the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916, which utterly overwrote existing religious and ethnic realities.

Legend. Legacy of WWI: Sykes-Pico Agreement of 1916 awarded parts of the Middle East to the European victor states. Map by Vox http://bit.ly/1G6Z1lB  (5/5/2014)

Legend. Legacy of WWI: Sykes-Pico Agreement of 1916 awarded parts of the Middle East to the European victor states. Map by Vox http://bit.ly/1G6Z1lB (5/5/2014)

 

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And those maternal and paternal haplotypes we each have โ€“ are really nothing but a marker that scientists can use to plot the migration of populations over time. Mine originated in Syria or Iraq, and it’s fun to know that there really lived there millenia ago, some actual person related to me (I envision a young girl baking bread in a clay kiln). But the fact is, I am related to people across Europe (even 23andme, showing only up to 5th cousins, of just those in their database) shows this.

If you really want to have your mind blown over something legitimate, embrace instead these facts:

โ— All people with blue eye can trace their eye color back to a single mutation which occurred less than 10,000 years ago: LiveScience http://bit.ly/1zhO12B (1/31/2008),

โ— All Europeans are related if you go back just 1000 years: NBC: http://nbcnews.to/1A8f5jg (May 7,2013), and

โ— The average European has 2.7% Neanderthal genes (per 23andme}

Bloodlines, no. Mix well and prosper, yes.

Dan Brown, eat your heart out.

[ Updated 3/31/2015 ]

 

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