GEN-MEDIEVAL-L ArchivesArchiver > GEN-MEDIEVAL > 2000-01 > 0949086780
Subject: Re: False Fathers --- Not the Real Dad
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 14:13:00 EST
In a message dated 1/27/2000 8:06:31 PM, writes:
<< Putting aside the very serious genetic disorders concern for some of
for most of us our social heritage is much more important. >>
In the State of the Union address last night, Clinton mentioned that we are
only a few years away from complete genetic mapping for disease and
hereditary defects, so this aspect will not play as big a part any longer ...
which means that the rest of the statement below is even more appropriate.
<<what is even better is that we have a similar background and family
traditions, recipes, stories, etc. We can never be hundred percent confident
about who slept with great grandmother under the buffalo robe when great
grandfather was out in the woods. But it is relatively unimportant if you
had your traditions passed
down to you from these great grandparents. >>