In 'The Secret History of the Mongols,' an extraordinary and unique contemporary or near-contemporary document, Genghis Khan's subordinates are represented as explicitly promising him the pick of captured women and horsesGenes of history's greatest lover found? Feb 06, 2003
This figure depends a lot on the reproductive success of his descendants who were not recognized as patrilineal relatives. At the maximum, there could now be millions of people (men and women) carrying each of Genghis Khan's autosomal genes. My guess, however, is that the reproductive advantage was focused on the Y (or male) lineage, and so the number carrying each autosomal gene will be much less than this. But it is an empirical question, and further work in these populations could provide the answerGenes of history's greatest lover found? Feb 06, 2003
We are pretty sure that this man lived in Mongolia or nearby, at about a thousand years ago, with an error of plus or minus a few hundred yearsGenes of history's greatest lover found? Feb 06, 2003
We don't think that Genghis Khan was the common ancestor, because our best estimate of the time when the common ancestor lived was a few generations before he was bornGenes of history's greatest lover found? Feb 06, 2003
I am truly sorry for my actions in the recent case that everyone is familiar withVolunteers dismiss swingman Tyler Smith Jan 08, 2010
Dr. Tyler August Smith is a preeminent theater historian and screenwriter most famous for his research into 19th-century burlesque. He is currently a professor of theater history at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Smith is partially named after his paternal grandfather, Ralph Tyler Smith, a former United States Senator from Illinois.
Smith was born and raised in Indiana but moved to California at 21 to pursue a career in entertainment. He achieved some success in the early 1980s as an effects designer on horror films such as Greek Maggot Bingo, Deathmask , Tales from the Darkside, Scared Stiff , and Monsters. Smith also worked on mainstream films Sid and Nancy and School Daze before leaving Hollywood in 1988 to return to the Midwest to pursue his Masters degree in theater history at Miami (Ohio) University where he received the prestigious ODCMP award. Upon graduation Tyler completed his PhD at the University of Illinois.
Smith's subsequent immersion into the history of burlesque led him to a chance encounter with actor and director Mel Gibson. The two became friends, leading to Smith's involvement on Gibson's 1996 film Ransom - Smith's first venture into Hollywood in nearly eight years. Smith has not worked in Hollywood since, but is the author of a screenplay entitled "Soiled Doves," which has been purchased by Gibson's Icon Production Company and is scheduled for production in 2009. The film is based upon the true story of "Little Man Adam," a dwarf who emceed burlesque shows in Chicago in the 1880s.