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From: "Palden" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] DNA results- Cowan Surname Project
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 06:04:32 +1100
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Dear Beth et al.,

There is in place, a principle, in cultural research which marks the degree of ones latitude.
Appropriation of another's cultural rights is one such area in question, where consultation with lineal descendants as inheritors-in-kind is, without question, the only way a project such as this can be undertaken.

In the field of cultural studies a professional observance of these inherent rights is the mark of legitimacy.
For such authenticity to take place three factors would need to be met.

1. DNA evidence,
2. Historical records and
3. Corresponding 'Oral Histories'.

In both 1. and 3. you would need to be in a pro-consultative relationship with cognate descendants. 2. Is the link between them.

On this list you will find those connected to Boone, the ancient Scottish Houses and others you have mentioned so far, all of whom are both historic and living.

It would be remiss of me not to mention this to you.

Looking forward to a bright new day!


Grant South B.A. Comm. FSA Scot.

Conflict Resolution Consultant

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Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 4:21 AM
Subject: Re: [DNA] DNA results- Cowan Surname Project

In a message dated 12/16/2003 8:58:59 AM Pacific Standard Time,
Gee, isn't it fascinating how Janet Craian and Joy King seem to keep
scouring the internet for juicy tidbits to feed to David Faux who can then
provide his M.D.-backed
humorous and derisive commentary on them? What gives guys and gals -- is
this a private party or can anybody play? And just waht was the name of YOUR
David? Beth

Beth, the reason that we are so incensed by your theory, i.e., your book is
that you have, in effect, kidnapped our ancestors and made them Jewish. The
Dorsey that you list in that Ancestry message is most likely mine and not
Jewish. His Haplotype is the AMH so, naturally, he would have a few Jewish matches
as he has over 166 to date.

This is akin to when the Mormon Church, who has done a lot of wonderful work
for genealogy, baptized all the Holocaust victims into the Mormon faith. The
victims' descendants filed a law suit, to have their souls released as the
Mormons had no right to take these Jews and make them Mormon. (The Jewish
descendants won in court) You have no right to take my ancestors and make them
Jewish based on your desire to sell books.

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