segregating populations by language...

Vid Mohan-Ram k9mhc at .rfhsm.ac.uk
Fri May 31 03:16:41 EST 1996


hello...

i gather that one of the latest(?) realms added to identification
of genetic diversity between human populations is to discount
mtDNA evidence for the determination of relationships but to
use spoken language as the deciding factor of evolution instead...

maybe this isn't a new idea but does it work??...i don't see how
unless you look at geographically isolated groups that have 
subtle differences in their spoken language?...seems like someone
is making a lot of work for themselves out there if this is true

how would you apply this to the States or Australia or any country
which has cosmopolitan communities??

oh well, just spewing forth my 3.5pence (=2 cents)

cheers

vid




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