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reading marriage books already? by georgeha (4.00 / 5) #1 Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 02:08:23 PM EST

1st principle by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #2 Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 02:59:30 PM EST
Wait a couple years. ;-)
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"mixed race" by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 03:12:43 PM EST
The problem is that it ignores that nearly everyone not born to a remote tribe in the Amazon or Indonesia is "mixed race".  The average lily white Englishman is a mix of many different stocks.  The average European was "mixed race" in Roman times, and things have only mixed since then.
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Dunno by Breaker (4.00 / 1) #5 Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 04:54:08 PM EST
As a percentage of population, how many Macedonians / Sumerians / Numidans etc made up Northern Europe, by comparison to the already mongrel races there, during Roman times?

And let's not forget that during the periods where empires rose and fell, and hence mobility of different races (Romans at least I know were keen to put their mercenaries as far away from their homeland as possible), there would be natural trends in say, Scotland vs Morocco, in people with the same broad lineage of ancestors.

Now that we have a much more globalised race mix process, I wonder is our gene pool getting mixed up even moreso than ever before?

Me, I find that quite exciting.  Better germ resistance, for a start.  What sort of geniuses can we look forward to as the various genomes in varying states of development get more and more commingled?[1]

Nuclear fusion technology and flying cars by 2100?

[1] Yes and there will be a downside of weirder genetic conditions that debilitate.

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"Making Marriage Work", eh? by Breaker (4.00 / 2) #4 Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 04:41:03 PM EST
You got some news for us TE? :)

/me scurries off to buy a hat.

I think it's a very good book by gzt (4.00 / 1) #6 Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 08:59:12 PM EST
very perceptive. I think it overstates the quantitative research he did, but that doesn't diminish the quality. I mean, it's a lot more useful than the stupid cliches like, "ALL DIVORCES ARE ABOUT MONEY OR SEX SO TAKE THAT GIRL OUT FOR A TEST RUN TO MAKE SURE HER ORIFICE WORKS." As if having money will magically solve your problems and make you a better person - the bourgeois myth that keeps worker bees grinding away complacently. I suppose, sure, if you doubled a random troubled couple's income and removed all their debt, some of their marital problems might go away. Especially if they were stressed out by their financial status. But that misses everything about it.

the one words come out of ALWAYS works. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 11:08:33 PM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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so i take it you had money problems by gzt (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 11:25:30 PM EST

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Best government in a generation? by Scrymarch (2.00 / 0) #9 Sat Mar 10, 2012 at 06:15:09 PM EST
Interesting history though. Conservative philosophy one also good.

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