Genes of history's greatest lover found?

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  1. Max Leung

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    I love the title of the article:

    Genes of history's greatest lover found?

     
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    Max, you need to get busy and, er, hold up the reputation of your prospective genetic heritage. [​IMG]

    Interesting quote attributed to Genghis Khan here:

    "The greatest pleasure is to vanquish your enemies and chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth and see those dear to them bathed in tears, to ride their horses and clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters."

    It's the obvious source for a very similar line spoken by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Barbarian.
     
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    When I saw title of this thread, I thought that someone had stolen my DNA! [​IMG]
     
  6. Max Leung

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    The New York Times covers the story too: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/11/science/11KHAN.html

    I'd love to go out and conquer the world and all that, but first I need a successful IPO to raise the necessary funds to buy all the horses, make the pointy sticks, and hire the corporate harem concubine. Dividends will be payed out quarterly in the form of nubile young virgins that me and my henchmen overlooked during our rigorous profit-taking.

    Unfortunately, this is not possible in the current economic climate. I may have to seek 100% private funding to finance this venture, but that will be years away. A shame really, as I really think you'd be impressed with the business plan that we (I can't tell you who the other interested parties at the moment) were planning to submit to the Security Exchange Commission.
     
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    Hey, at least he sired many descendants beforehand. And he died doing what he always did best!

    Ah, the good old days...they were great!
     
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    Heh, good link, thanks.

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    I love it when science and history converge like this...

    That NYTimes article implied that some Mongols know where the Khan is buried, even today. I hope that is true. Then we can send Alec Baldwin over before the evil villain revives the Khan and takes over the world again!

    It's gonna take some adjusting. I never felt comfortable wearing fur hats and a stirrup (and horses stink! Ewwwwww). And I'm lactose intolerant: the Mongol herdsmen would laugh at me if they found it! I better stock up on arrows and lactose pills.

    The Conan movie had a heck of a lot of inspiration from the Mongols. Just look at the cast and the costumes!
     
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    Allen, having said that, my wife when an undergraduate took part in a replication study, and they found an average of (I think) 8.1 (which is still pretty damn impressive). I think it depends how good people are at targetting likely mutual links and also how good the instructions are to the next links in the chain. However, I agree - social psychologists aren't necessarily good at maths!
     
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    What study was your wife part of? I know there was one which attempted to use the Internet and email to further refine Milgram's experiment, but that was also flawed, in that computer users are already a unique subset of the population.
     

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