From: Ben Goertzel (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Sep 11 2006 - 06:07:20 MDT
Right... but the definition of Ashkenazi-ness is not that clear, much
less so than the (already a bit dubious) definition of Jewish-ness.
For instance, 3 of my 4 grandparents were Jews from Eastern Europe,
making it likely that I have a significant Ashkenazi heritage, but not
a certainty.... Of course none of my grandparents were particularly
religious but presumably the question was about genetics not cultural
[Joel: I think I answered NO to the Ashkenazi question on your survey,
but probably I should have answered YES.]
-- Ben G
On 9/11/06, R. W. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> It may be because the frequency of genius amongst askhenazi Jews is nearly 6
> times the norm.
> Ricardo Barreira <email@example.com> wrote:
> And why the question on Askhenazi genes?
> On 9/10/06, Robin Lee Powell wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 08, 2006 at 07:45:45PM -0700, Mark Nuzzolilo II wrote:
> > > I am surprised no one else asked why religion wasn't an included
> > > question. It would certainly be interesting to know where most of
> > > the list stands on this (but this is not an invitation to argue
> > > over it). It would be interesting to know what percentage of the
> > > list is made up of Atheists, the so called "Rational Atheists",
> > > agnosticism, or practicing a specific religion.
> > That's a good point; it would be interesting.
> > -Robin
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