Regular Dispatch 114. More closely related
October 8th, 2020
17 mins 50 secs
About this Episode
Contemplating community and connection, our miraculous good fortune, standing on the shoulders of giants.
- Humans Are All More Closely Related Than We Commonly Think: Scientific American
- Holocaust survivor marks 104th birthday with 400 descendants — Ok, I was way off on the numbers here. It's not 110 descendants but 400!
- Battle of Shiloh: Wikipedia — And my recollection of the numbers was also way off here -- I thought I remembered 13,000 dead, and it's 13,000 Union casualties with another almost 11,000 Confederate casualties with over 1,700 dead for each side -- almost 3,000 dead, not 13,000. The point remains -- each of those 3,000 dead could not longer produce descendants.