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A PhD student in Theoretical Quantum Optics at ICFO. Alumnus of Physics and Mathematics at the University of Warsaw. Interested in quantum optics & quantum information, applied optics and mathematical modeling in psychology. Dedicated to education of gifted schoolchildren (as both tutor and organizer). In free time enjoys photography, hiking and psychology (esp. cognitive science).


Jun
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comment Can we really 'discover' 85% of mammalian viruses?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Jun
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comment Is there any measure by which the Germans today could be called a genetically superior race?
@dotancohen In any case, SE has no-dupe policy. So I guess unless you edit question, it will be closed. If you like my answer, could you edit it to ask about superiority of Germans, without speculations or relations to effectiveness of any eugenics? (In short: if there was some truth in Nazi propaganda on the genetic superiority of Germans) BTW: I didn't note your surname. :) With respect to topic notability - it is hard to miss a great number of scientific and cultural achievements (especially in the 20th century) due to people of Jewish ancestry.
Jun
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comment Can we really 'discover' 85% of mammalian viruses?
I was thinking about 'outnerded' (it sounds right), but decided to go for 'overnerded' (compare: 'outpowered' vs 'overpowered'). But you are an expert on words here.
Jun
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comment Can we really 'discover' 85% of mammalian viruses?
@daniel I feel overnerded by you (and thanks, it is always good to know). In any case, in the context of Stack Exchange (unlike fora, separating Q from A), I see people using OP when they mean Original Poster (as it is easy to refer to question as 'the question', or Q).
Jun
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comment Is there any measure by which the Germans today could be called a genetically superior race?
@dotancohen Then if you mean than, it is a duplicate of Did the eugenics program in Nazi Germany have a measurable effect? (with answer: WW II with all of its killings, migrations, changes in economy and politics had much stronger impact, and most likely it is impossible to separate it). And no, Germans are not closer to Persians/Iranians than to Poles. This Aryan thing is a myth, not supported by science.
Jun
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comment Can we really 'discover' 85% of mammalian viruses?
@daniel Fixed, thanks (sometimes I have issues with copy-paste). BTW: AFAIK OP means 'Original Poster' (i.e. you, in this context), not 'Original Post'.
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Jun
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comment Is there any measure by which the Germans today could be called a genetically superior race?
But in any case there is some overlap, so I would suggest to edit this question to remove this 'effectiveness of eugenics' part (since it is a dup). And in any case, saying "Is it true that X because of Y?" is much harder than "Is is true that X?". See my answer - an I am trying to answer only the simpler variant.
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comment Is there any measure by which the Germans today could be called a genetically superior race?
@har-wradim For me it is not a duplicate. This question is not about the efficiency of Nazi eugenic programs, but about the intrinsic genetical superiority of German race (or lack of thereof).
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answered Is there any measure by which the Germans today could be called a genetically superior race?
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answered Can we really 'discover' 85% of mammalian viruses?
Jun
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comment Is there a good explanation for this swarming pattern?
It is a fascinating phenomenon. There is some research on swarming behaviour, see e.g. Collective motion, and in general some research by Tamas Vicsek and Ian Couzin research groups.
Jun
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comment Chiral (a)symmetry of curly hair (and fur)
@daniel You are right that suggesting an answer was distracting. In any case, it seems there is no data. Maybe I should run a survey among friends or so. :)
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awarded  Nice Question