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From: "Dora Smith" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Fwd: Celts descended from Spanish fishermen, study finds
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 10:11:59 -0500
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OK, Ellen, I understand your point.

The Indo-European language family never developed, certainly never in any
particular geographical area. It may not even exist. Humanity has no
history, or atleast none that any self respecting individual would care to
know, and, further, there is no reality.

I totally get it.

Dora Smith
Austin, TX

----- Original Message -----
From: "ellen Levy" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2006 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Fwd: Celts descended from Spanish fishermen, study finds

>I don't have time to address all the points of your
> emails, Dora, but I'll try to address some of your
> more controversial assertions.
an IE language.
> Second, concerning reconstructions of ancient
> population movements, genetic histories, linguistic
> origins, etc., nearly everything is speculative
> theory, not fact as you assert. Hence, the spread of
> the IE languages from the northern area of the Black
> Sea is not fact, nor myth. It is theory.
> Third, blond hair has really nothing to do with these
> discussions, as the correlation between haplogroups
> and phenotype is highly tenuous and speculative.
> There appears to be more of a correlation between
> phenotype and climate, in particular, selective
> pressures (or lack of such pressures).

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