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From: "Alister John Marsh" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] R-U152 and R-L21 on the European Continent
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2009 13:34:21 +1300
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You said...
A real nuisance is that when you flip a coin, it can land on whatever side
it wants.

However (what a mystery!) some statisticians can handle it. Even (again a
mystery!) in a quantitative manner.

I think a real nuisance is we don't know for sure if flipping a coin is a
good analogy for occurrence and long term survival of mutations.


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