Ashby dishonesty and bias (was: botanical facts
yuku at globalserve.net
Thu Oct 1 12:48:41 EST 1998
Jonathan Stone (jonathan at Kowhai.Stanford.EDU) wrote on 30 Sep 1998 17:56:40 GMT:
: In article <6utr22$alv$1 at whisper.globalserve.net>, yuku at globalserve.net (Yuri Kuchinsky) writes:
: |> Coarse is good. Nothing wrong with coarse if it provides clear answers.
: But in this case, "coarse" means it doesnt provide clear anwsers.
: Didn't Peter mention genetic drift?
What about it?
: |> : Besides they are no good for archwological material since proteins do not
: |> : survive for very long. Even the sequence of the blood group genes is not
: |> : very useful (but better than simple blood groups) since genomic DNA does
: |> : not survive in archeological material.
: |> This is irrelevant. Again, you're being dishonest. None of these arguments
: |> invalidate this research IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER.
: The results? No. the conclusion that they unambiguously support
: Heyerdahl? If one goes to the primary sources, It's not clear they
: ever did: the resolution and specificity of the blood-group info is
: too coarse. (my that sounds achingly familiar by now).
: |> : That is why mitochodrial DNA is
: |> : used.
: |> Used by who and for what?
: By people doing DNA surveys.
Used for what?
: (well, lets not talk about noncoding or
: drifting sequences in protists, OK?)
: |> : It survives well in old bones (cf Neanderthal results in Nature
: |> : recently) and can be easily measured in modern populations.
: |> Too bad that it does not support you, though...
Too bad that mtDNA studies do not support the mainstream Lapita derivation
of Polynesians humbug. Is this clear enough for you now?
The King is Naked!!!
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