Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Anatomy of A Crackpot

Razib has posted a nicely done profile of "human origins in the Americas" blogger and self-published author German Dziebel.  I've come across his posts at a number of prehistory and population genetics blogs and concur with Razib's assessment.


terryt said...

German's knowledge of kinship systems is probably sound though. It is just that he has jumped to some extreme conclusions. He claims that kinship systems in the Far East and America represent a more ancient state. But to me that doesn't preclude the obvious conclusion that this 'ancient' state has been replaced through much of Africa and Western Eurasia.

German Dziebel said...

Razib doesn't know what he's talking about. Neither do you. A rejonder can be found here:


Even with your logic, the ancestral state is well-attested in the Americas, which militates against a recent peopling of the America theme and casts doubt on genetic phylogenies and dates.