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From: "Chris & Tom Tinney, Sr." <>
Subject: Re: Lines back to Adam and Eve
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2000 21:46:00 -0700


By definition from Indo-European root:
gene-, Also gen-.
To give birth, beget; with derivatives
referring to aspects and results of
procreation and to familial and tribal
groups. Therefore, by specific definition:
GEN-MEDIEVAL
To give birth, beget; with derivatives
referring to aspects and results of
procreation and to familial and tribal
groups - MEDIEVAL.
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"Todd A. Farmerie" wrote:

> "Chris & Tom Tinney, Sr." wrote:
> >
> > I believe Charles Darwin's ancestry is on topic,
>
> Only the medieval portion of his ancestry is appropriate. That he
> happens to be a descendant of these medieval people is irrelevant, just
> as my medieval ancestors are on-topic but the fact that I descend from
> any individual (or not) is not relevant to the discussion.
>
> > as are his ideas, as they directly tie into GEN-
> > MEDIEVAL.
>
> His ideas are entirely off-topic, as the theory of evolution through
> natural selection deals with individuals only as members of populations
> (species), while genealogy deals with specific individuals and their
> relationship to other specific individuals. The only thing the two have
> in common is that reproduction is involved, but Darwin is no more
> on-topic because of this commonality than discussion of the
> anti-luteolitic properties of chorionic gonadotropin on the corpus
> luteum.
>
> This group deals with medieval genealogy, in other words, how specific
> medieval people (loosely defined) related to each other. Darwin was not
> medieval, and never in his writings mentioned anyone who was, except
> perhaps in summarizing their scientific observations. He is thus
> off-topic.
>
> Mr. Reitwiesner has already addressed the topicality of biblical
> genealogies.
>
> ta

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