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(New Scientist)   Scientists confirm what we've all suspected. The Irish just aren't like other people   (newscientist.com) divider line 67
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2010-09-08 12:20:12 PM
or, it could be that our existing sample size of human genome sequencing is just incredibly small, thus making a lot of the early ones seem radically different.

just two cents.
 
2010-09-08 12:20:28 PM
Easy, subby, we don't use the "I" word around here!
 
2010-09-08 12:22:12 PM
Tread lightly now, subby. You don't want us getting our Irish up.
 
2010-09-08 12:24:35 PM
Cue pic of Irish society was like before Whiskey
 
2010-09-08 12:25:09 PM
would like a word.
i759.photobucket.com
Coincidentally was just discussing "A Modest Proposal" with my son last night
 
2010-09-08 12:27:42 PM
"the Irish genome inhabits a hitherto unsampled region in European genome variation"


Someone got a word-of-the-day calendar for their birthday...
 
2010-09-08 12:29:18 PM
Just because me mother carves anatomically correct figures out of the potatoes doesn't mean she's a bad person. She's a good catholic woman and I'll have no more of your bad talk about her. Now quiet down or I'll give you a smack on the head with me big shillelagh stick.

/beep
 
2010-09-08 12:29:26 PM
Pfft.Just watch The Molly Maguires.
 
2010-09-08 12:31:01 PM
bravesfan44: Pfft.Just watch The Molly MaguiresMagdalene Sisters.
 
2010-09-08 12:38:06 PM
if you're irish deep down you're probably actually french
 
2010-09-08 12:38:17 PM
See? I told you I was special.

/ 3/16th special, 1/16th Lowland Scot, 3/4 Sassenach
 
2010-09-08 12:39:37 PM
I like how when they get the slightest bit upset, they turn as bright red as a fire engine!
 
2010-09-08 12:39:52 PM
DeusMeh: if you're irish deep down you're probably actually frenchviking, spanish, danish, flemish.
 
2010-09-08 12:41:32 PM
Well of course they are. They've been practicing eugenics before the word was invented. I mean nothing says controlled breeding like two older catholic women getting toget....

hold on Mary-Mac is yelling at me about the chores.
 
2010-09-08 12:42:39 PM
habitual_masticator: would like a word.

Coincidentally was just discussing "A Modest Proposal" with my son last night


He's not Irish, though. Supported them, but English by birth.
 
2010-09-08 12:43:21 PM
My bad. He was born in Dublin...

/shutting up now
 
2010-09-08 12:43:55 PM
I like Irish food. Mmmmmmmm, blarney and cheese sammich.
 
2010-09-08 12:45:18 PM
www.wearysloth.com
 
2010-09-08 12:49:35 PM
A weekend at the S1ugg0 household could have told you that.
 
2010-09-08 12:55:26 PM
blog.tmcnet.com

"In order to find his equal, an Irishman is forced to talk to God."
 
2010-09-08 12:56:34 PM
Irish vs. Brit:

media.social.msn.com vs. files.stv.tv

Erin go Bragh. Craic !!!
 
2010-09-08 12:59:10 PM
Say you've just dropped into parking orbit, you're looking for a nice isolated island remote enough to minimize interaction with the resident intelligent bipeds, but big enough to contain some of the mineral resources you need to acquire for repairs, and some of the landing party manage to party a little too hardy with the natives before you leave....

/feels weird when staring at the night sky
//Irish
 
2010-09-08 12:59:20 PM
Some good Irish genes
i412.photobucket.com
 
2010-09-08 01:12:10 PM
habitual_masticator: DeusMeh: if you're irish deep down you're probably actually french, viking, spanish, danish, flemish.

The stories say the original Irish were the Fir Bolg, tied to the historical Érainn or Iverni. This is the indigenous people. They were then invaded by the Milesian Irish who came from Spain and supposedly some from Egypt, usually understood to be the Goidelic. These two groups merged to what is called the Gaels. When you get down to it, these are the true Irish.

The Vikings invaded many times and built cities (Dublin included), they contributed much to Irish culture and to a certain extent many of them can be called Irish today. Around 1200 the Normans invaded, leading to the fall of the last native High King of Ireland (Roderick "Rory" O'Connor) and the continued struggle over 800 years for freedom from Enlish Tyranny. These people will never be Irish and are most welcome to get the fark off my island.

Lots of invasions should make for interesting genetics. It's no wonder the ancient history of Ireland was recorded in a book named "The History of Invasions".
 
2010-09-08 01:12:52 PM
Bondith: See? I told you I was special.

/ 3/16th special, 1/16th Lowland Scot, 3/4 Sassenach


1/2 Scots, 1/4 Irish, 1/4 German, or as I like to say, loves to drink but biatches about paying for it.

The Irish and Scots percentages invert and revert depending on generation- my ancestors were seafarers.
 
2010-09-08 01:14:37 PM
FAS babies need not apply.
 
2010-09-08 01:14:53 PM
Snort. The Irish are people now?
 
2010-09-08 01:19:03 PM
I am like 1/2 French, 1/4 Irish, and then the other 1/4 is English, German, and Polish thrown in for a bit of flavor.

/Why yes, I like wine and whiskey. Why do you ask?
//Beer too
///It is hard to get me angry, but I am it goes off like a volcano and I hold grudges forever....
 
2010-09-08 01:20:21 PM
Rawry: Lots of invasions should make for interesting genetics. It's no wonder the ancient history of Ireland was recorded in a book named "The History of Invasions".

Most of my limited knowledge came from the historical fiction "Princes Of Ireland" by Edward Rutherfurd.
 
2010-09-08 01:44:31 PM
No, no, no. Liberals told me that all people are the same genetically and there is not such thing as race. Since "reality has a liberal bias," I'm going with them on this one.

/sarcasm
 
2010-09-08 01:47:21 PM
jahova: No, no, no. Liberals told me that all people are the same genetically and there is not such thing as race. Since "reality has a liberal bias," I'm going with them on this one.

/sarcasm


was that completely necessary?
 
2010-09-08 02:08:20 PM
I've got some Irish in me.
 
2010-09-08 02:09:38 PM
perilsensitive: "In order to find his equal, an Irishman is forced to talk to God."

You're island? You mean Ireland?
 
2010-09-08 02:14:41 PM
You're right. They have much nicer accents.
 
2010-09-08 02:18:00 PM
Rawry: habitual_masticator: DeusMeh: if you're irish deep down you're probably actually french, viking, spanish, danish, flemish.

The stories say the original Irish were the Fir Bolg, tied to the historical Érainn or Iverni. This is the indigenous people. They were then invaded by the Milesian Irish who came from Spain and supposedly some from Egypt, usually understood to be the Goidelic. These two groups merged to what is called the Gaels. When you get down to it, these are the true Irish.

The Vikings invaded many times and built cities (Dublin included), they contributed much to Irish culture and to a certain extent many of them can be called Irish today. Around 1200 the Normans invaded, leading to the fall of the last native High King of Ireland (Roderick "Rory" O'Connor) and the continued struggle over 800 years for freedom from Enlish Tyranny. These people will never be Irish and are most welcome to get the fark off my island.

Lots of invasions should make for interesting genetics. It's no wonder the ancient history of Ireland was recorded in a book named "The History of Invasions".


I remember reading once that there are striking similarities between the Irish and Basque languages. Perhaps this would explain it.
 
2010-09-08 02:50:47 PM
I don't get it. They cataloged the DNA of a single individual and are making pronouncements about an entire ethnicity?

This is not science.
 
2010-09-08 02:51:38 PM
mark12A: Say you've just dropped into parking orbit, you're looking for a nice isolated island remote enough to minimize interaction with the resident intelligent bipeds, but big enough to contain some of the mineral resources you need to acquire for repairs, and some of the landing party manage to party a little too hardy with the natives before you leave....

/feels weird when staring at the night sky
//Irish


Well the Formori were described as living in a large Iron tower and throwing spears that roared and spat fire when they were thrown, and the numerous Irish legends of someone spending an hour or two in a mound with the fairy-folk only to re-merge and find 100+ years have passed in the mortal world, IS a damned good description of Einsteinian time dialation.


However, I think the wonky genome is more easily explainable by all that farking we've done with the Sidhe and/or the Neandertals is what accounts for it.
 
2010-09-08 03:00:08 PM
deciusmaximus: I don't get it. They cataloged the DNA of a single individual and are making pronouncements about an entire ethnicity?

This is not science.


"whom a genotyping study had already shown to be representative of Ireland "
 
2010-09-08 03:00:16 PM
Irish. Genetic markers associated with liver disease. Just sayin'.
 
2010-09-08 03:09:41 PM
Rawry:These people will never be Irish and are most welcome to get the fark off my island.


So when did you move to Omaha? Why did you leave your precious island?
 
2010-09-08 03:32:55 PM
RedEmily: I've got some Irish in me.

i243.photobucket.com
That's what she said!

*checks profile*

Dammit!
 
2010-09-08 03:37:53 PM
jahova: No, no, no. Liberals told me that all people are the same genetically and there is not such thing as race. Since "reality has a liberal bias," I'm going with them on this one.

/sarcasm


Congratulations; you are officially the most stupid person on the internet.
 
2010-09-08 03:41:02 PM
Magically Delicious
i84.photobucket.com
 
2010-09-08 04:06:01 PM
Sedatedbylife: RedEmily: I've got some Irish in me.


That's what she said!

*checks profile*

Dammit!


lol
 
2010-09-08 04:22:34 PM
Came for the Blazing Saddles pic, leaving satisfied.
 
2010-09-08 04:23:35 PM
There is nothing so important as the legs in determining the kangaroolity of a woman.
 
2010-09-08 04:25:22 PM
Fun fact: 7 years ago the first full human DNA sequence was published. It took 13 years of research and cost $2.7 billion. This Irish genome took a little over a year to sequence and cost €30,000. (source: Irish Times)

We're going to see some farking cool stuff in coming years.

Kudos, subby. They liked your headline better than mine.
 
2010-09-08 04:26:59 PM
Tyrone Biggums: Came for the Blazing Saddles pic, leaving satisfied.

The biatch was remembering which Johnson was which.

/and inventing the Candygram.
 
2010-09-08 05:03:08 PM
hideyourarms.com
So true.
 
2010-09-08 05:05:48 PM
ThereAre4Lights: Fun fact: 7 years ago the first full human DNA sequence was published. It took 13 years of research and cost $2.7 billion. This Irish genome took a little over a year to sequence and cost €30,000. (source: Irish Times)

We're going to see some farking cool stuff in coming years.

Kudos, subby. They liked your headline better than mine.


Odd I still pay ~ 5 cents a base pair for publication quality sequencing.
 
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