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  1. Akira MacKenzie says

    Ah, the final day of class! As a student it was end of being hype-anxious over taking my exams and the beginning of being hyper-anxious over my final grades.

  2. birgerjohansson says

    …And THIS is a big fat argument to slam into the heads of evolution skeptics.
    “Genetic variants that offered protection during Black Death are also associated with current autoimmune disorders”.
    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-12-genetic-variants-black-death-current.html

    So Europe was not saved by any prayers, but by the relentless, mindless recombination of genes together with a strong evolutionary pressure.
    And since evolution has no mind, it can trade an imminent threat of death for a more diffuse long-term threat.

    But do not bother with debates now. Rest and recharge your body and mind.

  3. weylguy says

    Why Dr. Myers chose Enchilada Night to make his escape is anyone’s guess (kudos to Family Guy).

  4. magistramarla says

    birgerjohansson,
    Here are some more fun facts about autoimmune issues and genetics.
    I once read an article called “Sjogren’s Syndrome, The Viking Warrior’s Disease!”.
    Unfortunately, I can no longer find it.
    The premise was that Vikings spread it around Europe as they raped, pillaged and fought their way around the settlements there.
    My mother’s family originated in the far Northwestern part of the Scottish Highlands
    Symptoms of Sjogren’s are rampant in the MacWilliams family.
    Sure enough,when I did my DNA testing with both Ancestry and 23 & me, a tiny sliver showed up in the pie chart of my ancestry, showing that I had a distant ancestor from Denmark.
    I excitedly showed my husband, saying “I’ve found my Viking!”

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