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From: ellen Levy <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Unable to estimate haplogroup even at 37 markers
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 09:24:33 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <REME20041014113628@alum.mit.edu>


Hi John:

Point taken. However, I was really just quoting your
posting regarding the "lovable" other ancestors. I
suppose for "know" I could have quoted your "forming
deep emotional bonds." Just a different choice of
wording.

Ellen Coffman

--- John Chandler <> wrote:

> 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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