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To: svcw

James Burke’s “Connections” series (BBC, but I saw the PBS reruns) was and is a blast; his second series “The Day the Universe Changed” was an expanded rehash with much better production values and like the earlier series had a book version. I think he did two or three other series, the only one I remember (somewhere I have the book on tape of it) is “The Axemaker’s Gift”, which is more frankly Marxist, how disappointing.

Naked wheat... that’s the kind grown in warmer climates? No, that’s not it. ;’) It’s a domesticated variety which has been bred to have no husk.

Coexistence of Tetraploid and Hexaploid Naked Wheat in a Neolithic Lake Dwelling of Central Europe: Evidence from Morphology and Ancient DNA
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440398903387

TRITICUM PARVICOCCUM SP. NOV., THE OLDEST NAKED WHEAT
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0021213X.1979.10676861
Thanks for the kind remarks!


4 posted on 09/28/2013 3:08:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craggaunowen

Mr. Mercat and I stumbled upon this open air museum in Ireland in 2006. I highly recommend it. We liked it better than Bunhatty. It shows what they think the human existence was like in Ireland back to the beginning. My favorite part was learning what the word/name “Pollard” means.


5 posted on 09/28/2013 3:19:04 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: SunkenCiv

That’s it and the other was really funny


6 posted on 09/28/2013 3:27:55 PM PDT by svcw (obama lied my plan died)
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