Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Arthur Jermyn: Lovecraft's Intuition Confirmed?

"For the nebulous utterances concerning a nameless, unsuspected race of jungle hybrids he had a peculiar feeling of mingled terror and attraction ... "

In the May 20, 2006 issue of Science News, it's reported that "various parts of the human genome diverged from those of chimps at times that span 4 million years ... clues to ancient interbreeding lie on the X chromosome ... something very unusual happened at the time of human-chimpanzee speciation. 20 million base pairs assessed the extent to which humans and chimps ... shared gene variants."

Gentle readers, Chrispy does not make this up!! It is on page 308 of my recent journal and the researchers are led by David Reich of Harvard Medical School in Boston!!

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