Sunday, March 31, 2013

Äntligen-Finally Newroz bevis-proof

This connects with the post just before the Walk in the Park post, my Newroz 2013 report in which I noted that I hoped to find a picture or two showing how much I love dancing non-stop to Kurdish music and listening to it. So thanks to my good friend Serdar Tovi, here they are, also soon at my FB.
Vi befinner oss på Cupolen - We are at Cupolen
Det är Newroz - It is Newroz

KLICKA/CLICK för att se bilderna bättre/To see the pics b etter

Kurderna dansar non-stop i koncentriska cirklar - The Kurds dance non-stop
in concentric circles (if many circles, the most advanced dancing in the center)

Kolla killarna som tittar på fötterna - Check the guys looking at their feet

15 sekunder av "Fame" - 15 seconds of fame

Kolla killarna, hoppas hitta dem - Check out the two guys, hope to find them
Hade inte publicerat om mina fötter var felplacerade-Would not have published if my feet were in the the wrong place
Lägg märke till, näst år måste jag träna händarna - Notice, next year I have to practice getting the right hand in sync

The pictures speak for themselves, correct. What they do not show is on this round and another one we are dancing non stop 30 minutes or longer and here approaching the loudspeaker which is deafening

1 comment:

  1. Hi Larry,

    Just regarding your comments in the NY Times article by Charles Blow, ethnicity is a factor in medicine because different groups may react differently to different pharmaceuticals. Also, for instance mixed ethnicity bone marrow recipients may have problems with marrow from a different group.

    Also, note that as genomic research progresses it's likely to throw up evidence of gene-culture coevolution favouring different behavioural traits in different cultures/environments. For instance:

    "In a study of East Asians, Europeans and Africans, Dr. Pritchard and his colleagues found 700 regions of the genome where genes appear to have been reshaped by natural selection in recent times. In East Asians, the average date of these selection events is 6,600 years ago.

    Many of the reshaped genes are involved in taste, smell or digestion, suggesting that East Asians experienced some wrenching change in diet. Since the genetic changes occurred around the time that rice farming took hold, they may mark people's adaptation to a historical event, the beginning of the Neolithic revolution as societies switched from wild to cultivated foods.

    Some of the genes are active in the brain and, although their role is not known, may have affected behavior. So perhaps the brain gene changes seen by Dr. Pritchard in East Asians have some connection with the psychological traits described by Dr. Nisbett."

    Psychologist Jonathan Haidt discusses this here.