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by rocketscientist
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Ancient families, ancient genes
Replies: 11
Views: 23163

I sent you a PM. Genetic testing of this kind, of course, has given us amazing insights even in cases of non-related specimens and species -- from Cavalli-Sforza's analysis of human migration patterns to the divergence of Neanderthals to Ötzi the Iceman I've read a little about these. Do you have an...
by rocketscientist
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Ancient families, ancient genes
Replies: 11
Views: 23163

Oh, and yes, I would like to see the paper. I don't know if I'd be able to make anything of it but it would at least be a frame of reference. Thank you.
by rocketscientist
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Ancient families, ancient genes
Replies: 11
Views: 23163

In the case of Hawass, as you said, I can sympathize with his desire to end the plunder of Egypt to feed the museums of wealthier countries but he's become more and more a showman and less and less a scientist. My fear is that these findings simply pander to the broadcast media's desire to tack answ...
by rocketscientist
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Ancient families, ancient genes
Replies: 11
Views: 23163

I've watched him flip flop a number of times myself. I have mixed feelings about the man. I don't despise him as some do but he clearly has an agenda that doesn't always line up with what looks like fact. With Egyptology though there is so much conjecture anyway. Very rarely is it possible to say &q...
by rocketscientist
Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Ancient families, ancient genes
Replies: 11
Views: 23163

I look forward to it!
by rocketscientist
Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Ancient families, ancient genes
Replies: 11
Views: 23163

Ancient families, ancient genes

In February 2010 the Egyptian SCA authorized the publication of a paper in the JAMA on the findings of the DNA research done on a number of the 18th dynasty Egyptian royal mummies, the enigmatic Amarna royals. AmenhotepIII and his visionary (or insane) son, Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten being the patriarch...
by rocketscientist
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: For Athena - Adh'isa
Replies: 4
Views: 15360

Thank you!
by rocketscientist
Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: For Athena - Adh'isa
Replies: 4
Views: 15360

I can't even say how glad I am that the circumstances are so different then when I first sketched this!

An Ophelia most definitely is present as Millais is one of my favorite Pre-Raphaelite painters.

*heart*
by rocketscientist
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: For Athena - Adh'isa
Replies: 4
Views: 15360

For Athena - Adh'isa

In the art gallery I posted an image of the young Adh'isa that I did a long time ago for Athena when she wasn't feeling so well. I gave up on it because I feared it wasn't especially uplifting at that time for her but as I'm a lover of dramatic scenes it always lingered in my head, as well as my har...
by rocketscientist
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: New Gallery
Replies: 18
Views: 46867

Heather! Your work is really lovely! I'm so pleased to see your exploring your range. The flowers are gorgeous. :)
by rocketscientist
Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Happy Birthday Athena!
Replies: 12
Views: 25755

Everyone down this way is wishing you a lovely day! All the best now and in the future. :D
by rocketscientist
Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Icarus Beach: a teaser
Replies: 16
Views: 48503

I my book you can't go wrong with a a story about a supernova. I look forward to the link!

Congrats on selling your story!
by rocketscientist
Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Welcome, travelers
Replies: 25
Views: 55141

Hey REV!

You keep saying "Hi y'all" all you want. Everyone down here does it too!

Congrats again on the new title!
by rocketscientist
Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: J K Rowling and the Cauldron of Critics
Replies: 18
Views: 49185

Although the attacks all begin on Rowling, her prose, characters, and plots, sooner or later it veers, sputtering venom, onto the true source of their ire: these books, and certainly not some struggling underemployed single mum from Edinburgh who never attended a proper writer’s workshop, don’t des...
by rocketscientist
Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Contest of Wills - drawing for the title page
Replies: 7
Views: 23620

Heather, sorry I didn't respond sonner to your comments! Thanks so much the feedback.

I'm pleased that the composition seems to work. I was pushing a bit to get it all in but I think it works. I'm reasonably happy with it.

I hoped it would convey a sence of roaring quiet - like space. :)

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