If you paid 23andMe to take a look at your DNA, maybe you wanted to know more than why you like cilantro or are related to Genghis Khan, maybe you thought you were advancing science.

Well, you are, in the same old way marketers have long advanced science - by selling information about customers. In this case, the DNA information of 1.2 million people, sold to more than 13 drug companies. Genentech paid $10 million to look at the genes of people with Parkinson’s disease.

Now, that's good, it isn't like a Parkinson's treatment is going to come from the government, but 23andMe customers paid to have their DNA info sold to other companies. That is a sucker move.

Current quantum physical models treat Hilbert spaces, function theory and differential calculus and integral calculus as separate entities. In the past nothing existed that directly relates these ingredients, which together constitute the quantum physical model. Thus, a need exists for a methodology that intimately binds these ingredients into a consistent description of the structure and the phenomena that occur in the model. 

Quantum physics applies Hilbert spaces as the realm in which quantum physical research is done. However, the Hilbert spaces contain nothing that prevents universe from turning into complete chaos. Quantum physics requires extra mechanisms that ensure sufficient coherence.

Reality has built-in principles. If you understand these built-in principles, then these principles teach a lesson.

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An old friend of mine gave my family a personal tour of NASA recently which reverberated in my daughter’s bones. She touched the face of history running her fingertips over the very controls used to put Americans on the moon as well as the Apollo 17 command module displayed in Space Center Houston. Her video registers the personal impact in musical images far better than my words.

23andme offers detailed genetic ancestry. In my case: Ancestral Composition

In a global pie chart diagram the table corresponds to 
Pie Chart Ancestral Composition


Chromosomal map
Chromosomal map
IdiocracyI ran into, "Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America," by Ray Williams on a Facebook post, leading me to other such material: "The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future," by Mark B

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There are several ways of measuring risks. Two of the most commonly used are absolute risk and relative risk.


In USA Today, Dr. Alex Berezow and I ask what a Trump presidency might mean for science. The reason to ask is obvious; he might win.

And science is one of America’s most important strategic resources. We lead in Nobel prizes and with just five percent of earth’s population we produce over 30 percent of the world’s science.