Most popular GNXP post of all time?

Was talking to a friend and mentioned offhand that the most popular GNXP post of all time was written in 2010 very casually and because of a question on Twitter posed by Jason Goldman. At 700,000 Google Analytics sessions it periodically still gets bumped up by places like Reddit.

The book to the right is a pretty big clue. Can you guess the post? I’m posting the link in the comments below….

10 thoughts on “Most popular GNXP post of all time?

  1. I read that post as a first-year grad student in linguistics. I read Beckwith later that year. And thus was I forever disappointed that I had studied linguistics instead of population genetics or physical anthropology.

  2. How do you know they aren’t descended from one of Genghis Khan’s top generals instead?

    he had a lot of offspring with many women. seems implausible that the same guy would cuckold with all of them.

  3. My favorite was the explainer on linkage disequilibrium. Best piece of science journalism of the decade. I always felt it was society’s loss that you did not go that way for a career.

    Looking forward to the journal article in 2650 on star shaped phylogeny in Peninsular Arabia.

  4. My favorite was the explainer on linkage disequilibrium. Best piece of science journalism of the decade. I always felt it was society’s loss that you did not go that way for a career.

    lots of my grad school friends actually used that article for understanding LD!

    need to update….

  5. Mine too, the LD explainer post. But it made me a skeptic of adaptationist explanations.

    Even today, I cannot fully believe adaptationist explanations because of confusion by drift, LD, recombination and so forth.

  6. Heh, I guessed this correctly. I’m about 10% Mongol Per DNA Land. And my ancestral record and clan lore support this. Bow before your Genghisid overlord, rest of you peasants!

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