Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Dienekes Fascinated with us AJs
Last week Dienekes Pontykos blogger published not one but two notes on Ashkenazi Jews, all showing their separateness and large genetic distance from the European stock. In my view, any excessive interest in Jews signals antisemitism, but the facts (see graph) are not in dispute and are interesting.
But his main fixation is with the Greek genotype (the historically unexplained but significant African element bothers him. He is a scientist that strives to demonstrate that Greeks are blond and blue-eyed). But firstly we are humans (not everybody agrees), second we are Greeks, Germans, Celts, Jews or whatever, and only then scientists.