GENEALOGY-DNA-L ArchivesArchiver > GENEALOGY-DNA > 2004-11 > 1101163751
Subject: Re: [DNA] Generation length for FTDNATiP
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 22:49:11 +0000
Personal criticisms should be directed to the individual off List or perhaps filtered through Ann. Perhaps this is one reason why I stopped posting for so long - I need constructive critiques (always welcomed) not unwarranted attacks (never acceptible).
BTW my policy (I have been guilty of irratibility in the past - perhaps aggravated by my serious back injury but still inexcusible) is to only to reply with a rebuttal to those who wish to engage in a friendly discourse - it is possible that you are taking statements out of context and so on.
Dr. David K. Faux
P.O. Box 192
Seal Beach, CA 90740
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> Could not disagree more! Nothing changes about confidence intervals,
> whether quoted in generations or estimated years (although they are
> reformulating the way they present the probabilistic spreads of possible
> distances to common ancestors). The probability curves perhaps have been
> rescaled (along with "most likely") because of faster average mutation rates
> which FTDNA has given us a glimpse of, but this rescaling applies to
> generations or estimated years in identical fashion.
> I could understand though not agree with your attitude if you were just a
> casual participant in genetic genealogy, but given your deep involvement and
> understanding, I can't.