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From: "Janet Crawford" <>
Subject: Re: An encomium for genealogy
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 17:00:49 -0000
" No sane person thinks that the class of one's ancestors is an arbitrarily
constructed class. As the truism has it: you don't get to choose your
But for various reasons, one may not have the knowledge of one's true
biological parents/ancestors, so we might technically all be arbitrarily
constructing a class [family]. The false premise being that the
parents/ancestors one is genealogically researching may not be the
parent[s]/ancestors at all, i.e. adoption, adultry, etc.
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