American Foundations

We live in a fascinating time, we have more knowledge than ever before available about our ancestors available all over the internet, and yet more than ever before so many don’t seem to know where they come from. Furthermore many don’t care, “What do those people have to do with me?”, or one step further down the nihilistic path “If I don’t matter, why should they?”

The first question is easily answered. Those people have everything to do with you. Your physical appearance, personality, the type of work you may enjoy, the political worldview you naturally gravitate toward, things you struggle with, even where you will most likely fall in the social hierarchy of your society. All of these major parts of our lives that we strive and ruminate over (or not) are highly heritable, including how much we care about those things.

Basically knowing more about “those people” could…

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