Selection of my most popular forum topics


Percentage of genetic similarity between humans and animals

Genetic inheritance: why people can be closer to one parent than the other genetically

How adventurers, outcasts and remainers shape the evolution of society

Are humans genetically programmed to live in hierarchical societies?

Humans : one species, infinite varieties

How much of us can we change through gene therapy ?

Genetic engineering, designer babies and gene therapy: would you do it ?

How much do genes control our behaviour ?

MAOA-L : Warrior Gene or Justice Gene ?

Haplogroups of European kings and queens

Recommended books about genetics


Are proteins bad for your health ?

ABO blood group and disease resistance

Does diet or climate keep us alive longer ?

Beneficial gut bacteria that produce vitamins B2, B9, B12 and K2

Does regular physical exercice really increase life expectancy?

Tea, coffee and chocolate: which is better for health?

The placebo effect


What characterises people with high IQ's?

Do some cultures have more Asperger traits?

How our choice of words betrays our thinking pattern

How does one's name influence personality?

What divides more people : gender, intelligence, religion or social class?

Spiral dynamics - the evolution of human cultures

Link between post-capitalist culture and higher happiness

Range of emotions perceived by species


My proposed tree of Indo-European languages

Latin & Greek words of non-Indo-European origin

Words from old Germanic languages in modern English and Latin languages

Revising the reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European numerals

Did Latin merge with Celtic languages to form Romance languages?

Similar sounds typically used to designate basic words in most of the world languages

What language best fits your personality?

What do you like and dislike about each language?

Illogical and irregular expressions in various languages


List of cheeses invented over 300 years ago

Facial reconstructions of famous Roman consuls of the Late Republic

Gallic Wars : list of legates and other staff officers in Julius Caesar's army

Worst military defeats in Roman history

xx14, the true turn of century in European history


Is there such thing as an Arab race?

Do the Mordvins, Chuvash and Tatars descend from Carpathian Goths?

Were the Goths related to the Scythians or Cimmerians?


What is the ideal education system?

How do you feel about your country's education system?

Education in Europe and Japan : very different problems

Nature & Environment

How to help the planet and create a better world?

What do you do for the environment?

Carbon footprint of common consumer products

Plant trees to offset your carbon footprint - it really makes a difference!

How many trees are needed to compensate 1 tonne of CO2?

What is the carbon footprint of a new petrol, hybrid and electric car?


My beliefs, values and opinions

What divides more people : gender, intelligence, religion or social class?

Are Italians more sexy because of their higher genetic diversity?

Which form of colonialism was the worst?

If you had the power to change your country's system, what would you choose?

Why do people still care about (distant) genealogy?

What are the 5 best things and 5 worst things about your country?

What does it mean to be free?

Are some countries doomed to high unemployment due to their genetic pool?

Politics, Economy & Society

Could a country give unrequested citizenship to someone in order to control them?

What are the criteria defining a country ?

Nationality VS Citizenship

Why GDP per capita does not reflect a population's wealth

How much do laws influence a country's culture?

How GDP per capita can influence the stability of a democracy

Democracy : the law of the richest?

Fight for consistent social laws

Trust in government by country

Net monthly salaries of presidents, ministers, lawmakers and mayors in OECD

New maps of the quality of roads, number of speeding fines & road fatalities


Maciamo's book selection

12 books about the world's past, present and future that you should read

Best books about Ancient Rome

25 recommended history books

Recommended books about genetics

Forget paper books and start reading on Kindle: here is why


Dumb regional laws in the USA

Maps of life expectancy by US State by racial group and gender

Cinema & Celebrities

Non-American actors dominate top roles in TV series
Ranking of richest celebrities (actors, singers, athletes)
Ranking of British, Irish, Australian & NZ actors by net worth (from $5m to $250m)
Ranking of French actors and actresses by net worth (from $10m to $250m)


Religious Typology: a new way to categorise Americans by religion

Correlation between obesity and religiosity

Lack of religious affiliation set to become mainstream in Western countries

Travel & Lifestyle

Best cities to visit in Asia

Food maturity index by country

These are the best mobile banking apps in the world

Most popular car makers by country (with market share)

Other topics

Largest Italian, Irish, Polish, Greek cities in the world outside their home country

Riverless cities & island cities in Europe

Amazing short videos about science and other topics

Which linguistic group is most active on Wikipedia?
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