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From: (John Chandler)
Subject: Re: [DNA] Unable to estimate haplogroup even at 37 markers
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 11:41:02 -0400 (EDT)
References: <20041013194054.51750.qmail@web52103.mail.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <20041013194054.51750.qmail@web52103.mail.yahoo.com> (messagefrom ellen Levy on Wed, 13 Oct 2004 12:40:54 -0700 (PDT))


Ellen wrote:
> While I might find my autosomal ancestors equally
> "lovable" (particularly in light of the fact that they
> are the contributors of my coloring, my intelligence,
> my disease-suseptibility, etc), I can't "know" them
> through DNA testing.

I can't help noticing that you felt compelled to put
quotation marks around both "know" and "lovable." That's
a perfect illustration of the point I was making. As soon
as you venture outside the realm of genealogy, you can't
actually know *any* of the ancestors out there.

John Chandler


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