Talk:Bryan Sykes

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Untitled[edit]

The third reference leads to a page with the message that the article cannot be found. T@nn 02:09, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Adam's Curse[edit]

I removed section on an error in Adam's Curse. See discussion on identical paragraph removed from Adam's Curse in the Talk:Adam's Curse page. Fred Hsu 02:44, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Interpolated non-POV material[edit]

(In this book Sykes falsely claimed to be the first person to ever extract DNA from a thousands of year dead human in 1989 when Svante Paabo took DNA out of a 2400 year old human Egyptian mummy in 1985!)

The above was tacked on at the end of the article -- apparently a drive-by addition by someone with an ax to grind. If someone would care to identify where Sykes makes this claim in the book (I couldn't find it), and takes the time to rewrite it in a more literate form, I would have no problem with its re-inclusion. --Michael K. Smith (talk) 02:11, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Allegation repeated (and reverted) today. We need to take full account of policy on living people. Ghmyrtle (talk) 19:12, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

some deleted material from another article, in case it might be useful to anyone[edit]

Hi, with science moving ever onwards it was inevitable that the extended quotes and discussions about Brian Sykes would eventually be reduced on the Genetic history of the British Isles article. Here however is a handy record of the three biggest deletions, in case any of that material is useful on this or any other article: [1], [2], [3]. --Andrew Lancaster (talk) 10:33, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Yetis[edit]

Link to news interview with Prof Sykes on his work on alleged Yeti hairs being from "ancient polar bears": http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24565282 Probably needs working in somewhere.

Romanovs and Oetzi the Iceman[edit]

This article was claiming that Bryan Sykes was involved in work on the Romanovs and Oetzi the Iceman. However, I can't find his name associated with any of the scientific publications on this subject in the scientific literature. There's a good summary of the Romanov case here. I've removed the references for now. Does anyone have any citations to back up these claims? Dahliarose (talk) 22:35, 5 April 2015 (UTC)