From: Olie Lamb (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Sep 11 2006 - 07:51:25 MDT
I asked the Ashkenazi question.
There seem to be a large number of ashkenazi names on the list, and the
results might show a curious skew. There are a lot more Anglo names on this
list than Chinese names, too, but that can easily be attributed to the
location and language.
While Ashenazis make up less than 1/500th of the world population, less than
1/80th of the US population, and not much of the English speaking
population. So, if the results are higher than, say, 5%, it might be
interesting to note the disproportionate representation.
As for the-other-AI, well, I didn't ask how many Sephardim are on the list
There are many far better questions that could be asked. This is just one
that came to mind.
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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