My name is Rokus.

Rokus Blog

To me, science is a source of inspiration rather than a lecture of dogmatic interpretations. All the contrary, this blog will show you how science offers a unique opportunity to question the fundaments of our stale paradigms and to be creative in rebuilding our world from a new perspective.

Born in the Netherlands, my native language is Dutch. I spend ten years in South America until 1999.

Those that master the Dutch language are invited to evaluate the first chapter of my book “Helinus”, that besides entertainment and fantasy will offer you some of my thoughts like presented in this blog.


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  1. Arch
    April 21, 2011 at 19:14

    Good work on your blog. Extremely informative and it would really be nice if some of the authors of articles referenced could respond and explain the ambiguous details.


  2. jeff Pike
    May 28, 2012 at 19:20

    I found your comments intriguing. As a rationalist I have noticed that biblical stories, whilst often fables to demonstrate a principle can also be based on true historic facts. For example the flood of Noah could be based on the natural disaster when the black sea entered the mediteranean at Istanbul…..and the Governor of Nubia, Mermose, might be the basis for the biblical Moses etc etc
    The discovery of the CMH ( Cohen Model Hapotype ) could be very exciting and which you probably know is found in the Jewish priestly line – the Cohanim. If found in the Mummies of those who surrounded Akhenaton it could give substance to the biblical exodus as in reality being the escape from Egypt ( not of 30% of the population as the bible says) of the court of Akhenaten who escaped when the priests of the old order regained control after Tutankamens death.Statistically the work on CMH confirms that it goes back some 3200- almost the date of Akhenaton ! Freud might be absolutely right and Judaism is derived from the monotheism of Akhenaton !

  3. robert mcgregor
    October 25, 2013 at 21:55

    I regularly vist Dienekes blog and I enjoyed your comments on the recent discussions of the body found in northern asia. I would suggest you google Professor Rhys Carpenter, Climatologist who wrote a book: Discontinuity in Greek civilization. He posits that the fauna in western Europe migrated to Siberia c. the beginning of the last ice age. They were naturally followed by the human inhabitants across a northern pass from France to Siberia. I happen to believe that these humans may have been ancestors to the remains found at Mal’ta?

  4. April 8, 2014 at 08:50

    Thanks for discussing our previous work “Rare Haplotypes in the Korean Population” which we presented at the ASHG2012 in your post “Expanding Hybrids And The Rise Of Our Genetic Common Denominator”. We appreciate your comments and hypotheses which were inspiring and helpful for our follow up research. We would like to bring your attention to our preprint in BioRxiv “Sharing of Very Short IBD Segments between Humans, Neandertals, and Denisovans” (http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2014/04/07/003988 ), where we extended and refined the analysis and included the high coverage genome sequence of the Neandertal. In particular we now included length analysis of the IBD segments which gives new insights into the timeline of admixture and introgression events. We would very much appreciate your comments and further inputs.

    Best, Gundula Povysil and Sepp Hochreiter

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