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RE: [OBG] Nature of Race Full - General-Factor analyst - 2016-Feb-11

There is simply no use in studying biographic ancestral groups or races for that matter. If it were that important, I'm sure scientists would have started categorizing Americans on their polish, irish, german or english ancestry in order to deduce behavior. But of course they don't do that because it's ridiculous. There is no benefit for such studies and is just a waste of research money in attempting to explore this venue especially since we have other problems at hand (global warming ,mental health etc).


RE: [OBG] Nature of Race Full - Emil - 2016-Feb-11

(2016-Feb-11, 07:37:46)General-Factor analyst Wrote: There is simply no use in studying biographic ancestral groups or races for that matter. If it were that important, I'm sure scientists would have started categorizing Americans on their polish, irish, german or english ancestry in order to deduce behavior. But of course they don't do that because it's ridiculous. There is no benefit for such studies and is just a waste of research money in attempting to explore this venue especially since we have other problems at hand (global warming ,mental health etc).


Oh, they do. One can see their ancestry in genomic studies as recently published by 23andme workers.

Bryc, K., Durand, E. Y., Macpherson, J. M., Reich, D., & Mountain, J. L. (2015). The genetic ancestry of African Americans, Latinos, and European Americans across the United States. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 96(1), 37-53.
http://www.cell.com/ajhg/abstract/S0002-9297%2814%2900476-5

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And others have looked at the socioeconomic relationships of sub-European ancestry. E.g.:

Does It Matter Where You Came From? Ancestry Composition and Economic Performance of U.S. Counties, 1850-2010
https://ideas.repec.org/p/boc/bocoec/875.html

Migrants, Ancestors, and Investments
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2711012