Wednesday, April 18, 2018
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived - Adam Rutherford
As well as a lot of scientific explanations, which essentially went over my head a bit, he did clear up some things. Talking about race and how inaccurate a description that is nowadays with a lot more of diversity and intermarriage over the years in most countries. That most people with European heritage will have Viking blood, that some things that were taught to us in school like having blue eyed kids may not be as simple as once thought, that lots of genetic material may predict eye colour. Ancestry tests which seem to be all the rage at the moment may not be quite as clear cut as they like to advertise.
An interesting read - for me maybe I would understand it more with some diagrams on a tv show, as it was a lot to take in in written form. 4/5