More refutation of “movement” ethnic fetishism.
And then this.
From the original paper (emphasis added):
Phenotype prediction from genetic data has enabled the reconstruction of the appearance of ancient Europeans who left no visual record of their pigmentation. By contrast, the appearance of the Bronze Age people of the Aegean has been preserved in colourful frescos and pottery, depicting people with mostly dark hair and eyes. We used the HIrisPlex tool (Supplementary Information section 4) to infer that the appearance of our ancient samples matched the visual representations (Extended Data Table 2), suggesting that art of this period reproduced phenotypes naturalistically.
We estimated the fixation index, FST, of Bronze Age populations with present-day West Eurasians, finding that Mycenaeans were least differentiated from populations from Greece, Cyprus, Albania, and Italy (Fig. 2), part of a general pattern in which Bronze Age populations broadly resembled present-day inhabitants from the same region (Extended Data Fig. 7).
No, no, a thousand times, no!
Seriously though, I believe we will find that (relative) genetic continuity is more the rule rather than the exception. The big changes in population composition are occurring today, and it’s probably more realistic to concentrate on preserving our genetic interests today than indulging in increasingly refuted “movement” ethnic fetishism.
Durocher, the Clark Kent (or is it Superman?*) of Der Movement tells us that Madison Grant (of all people!) was “more pan-European” than Hitler. Well, the great Durocher is probably right about that. If so, what does that say about Saint Adolf, and more to the point, what does it say about Der Movement that worships him?
The Ancient Greeks, especially the heroes of Homer, were of course “northern” and foreign to the “Mediterranean” world. Thus speaks TOO (and the books they review)! Questions: Were they from inside or outside the Hajnal line? Were they high-trust hunter-gatherer stock? Did they look like Dolph Lundgren or like David Bromstad? Inquiring minds want to know!
* I’m always amused by DC Comics’ idea that wearing glasses (Superman) or a domino mask (Robin) is sufficient to conceal a secret identity.
Food for thought.
In his 1990 essay, Secrets of the Greeks, author Gene Wolfe concludes:
Greece was, in short, so full of geniuses because it had no solitary geniuses. Each idea and every action had to withstand the probing questions of interested bystanders who could bring writers and philosophers, artists and architects, generals and statesmen to book. It made those people very careful, and it forced them to think. I recommend it to you, just as from time to time I recommend it to myself.
And I recommend it to the “movement” and to the HBDers. Imagine! If the “movement” was full of activists who were careful and would think – actually think – it may well lose the scare quotes and become a genuine Movement. And the HBDers, following the same precepts, can go from being pathetically dogmatic fraudsters to serious race scientists. Not much chance of either happening.