At ScienceBlogs, I posted on a new paper on Jewish genetics. At Taki’s Magazine I offer my opinion as to why labor and capital flows are qualitatively different, as well as some pedantic comments on points of Roman history. I wouldn’t be such a stickler on Roman history…but people just love to make analogies based on presumed correspondences. I’ve been meaning to review Peter Turchin’s new book, Secular Cycles, which you can read for free as a PDF. But if you recall how long my last post on his previous book was, it might be a little while in coming, so I encourage everyone to read Secular Cycles if the topic interests them. Finally, Ed Yong has a nice review of a new paper Language Phylogenies Reveal Expansion Pulses and Pauses in Pacific Settlement (the paper is in Science, but it doesn’t seem online yet).