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  1. No it doesn't. Bigger brains do NOT mean more neurons. If that was the case Elephants would be ruling the world. Example: duplication of base pairs in the Human NOTCH2NLB gene, which resides at the 1q21.1 locus of chromosome 1, can cause macrocephaly (large head/brain) and lead to autism and other mental issues and neurological disorders. It has nothing to do with the number of neurons. It's like most things, generalities can work until one begins to talk about an individual. But according to you large brain individuals are what? Better Humans? I've known plenty of folks with large brains that
  2. Good post, DrmDoc, and you take it back to the OP which/who has slipped away from the OP's initial presentation to one more based in sociology (as the more recent postings would suggest). Which, IMHO, is more pertinent the thread's title anyway. Because I've seen little but bias involved in any evidence correlating intelligence capacities with race. But the sociological evidence is overwhelming I would like to add that, with respect to brain size, the development of the number of neurons in the neocortex is far more important than brain size. If it wasn't for that, I would be pulling term
  3. I'm not quite sure what you're saying here? I was leaving the thread but saw that I needed some clarity on that sentence. You said it was a truth but it's not reading well. At least not to me.
  4. There is a real sociological danger when one pursues equating race to some degree of perceived Human imperfection. Personally, I'll have no truck with such concepts. So....done here.
  5. It's not a good thing to do.
  6. Decided to say 'never mind'.
  7. Thank you, studiot, nice to be here, small brain and all Maybe I'll even stumble onto a thread that could inform me how I can produce more progenitors cells than neurons? Then perhaps I'll get lucky enough to have it result in even more neurons and hopefully get a smarter, bigger brain. Race, ethnicity, intelligence tests not withstanding.
  8. Hey, where did this come from? Because now I'm confused. Could some PLEASE clarify an "American Race" for a small brained person like m'self? Because I had no idea. It HAS to be because I'm stuck with this small brain I have a small brain, and so apparently I'm left trapped here in the Department of Redundancy Department, LOL.
  9. Hey, thanks for responding, CharonY. Yes, correct, as you say, the hypothetical could be aimed at any number of loci as many are Human specific. There are other primate loci that are, say, Chimp, Bonobo, or Gorilla, specific as well. To tell you the truth, there is so much going on with this hypothetical, I didn't know where to post it. Unknown DNA seemed like as good a place as any. I also agree that specific primers and assays, even if assays have to be tweaked depending on a certain geographical region due to something like soil composition,......I can easily paint myself into
  10. An important point. Otherwise, Humans today might be pulling termites out of a hole, of fishing algae out of a pond, with a stick like their Chimp cousins.
  11. I'm struggling a bit with the "superior gene" concept. There are too many factors involved in gene selection to make that kind of a qualitative assessment. As mentioned, environmental forcing is one, chemical is another which could include changes in crops composition with regional differences due to OTHER factors, both anthropogenic and non-anthropogenic. Latitude/altitude even can be a factor. And then there are carnivorous diets which can be a factor in gene selection due to whatever the prey's diet is, such as meat or plant material. Ultimately, phenotype through gene selection is a f
  12. I would like to add that I am aware that in order to zero in on the loci of a chromosome, I would need whole cells that have intact nuclei. Obviously, the question is in lieu of simply counting the number of chromosome pairs.
  13. May I dig up this thread, please? 🙂 Though I am not a scientist, I have been pursuing this Sasquatch subject from the genetic angle for some time now. Oh yes, I have questions. This is on the subject of the NOTCH2NL gene, or should I say, its genetic variations? The question itself is hypothetical. If I take an environmental DNA sample and the metabarcoded test results includes Human, could I then run an barcode assay designed to target the NOTCH2NL gene? Specifically targeting, the Human NOTCH2NLA, B, or C gene variations at their 1q21.1 locus? And if so, what would it mean if none of those
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