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From: "Jim Huston" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Tinney surname back to 4000 B.C.
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2005 09:35:58 -0500
However, a layman with any degree of scientific background recognizes the
differences between independently verifiable data, documentary record, and
folk tales, and weighs them accordingly. While religion and culture provide
important information with regard to ethnic heritage in general, they do not
provide anything approaching credible evidence or documentation for a
specific instance, nor does a data dump of the supposedly similar uses in
unrelated cultures of a single sound among the extremely limited range of
those produced by the human vocal tract. Anyone who purports to trace the
origin of a particular surname back to 4000 BCE using religious writing,
mythology, legend, and folk tales is wallowing in hogwash.
- Jim Huston
>From: "V. Chris & Tom Tinney, Sr." <>
>Subject: Re: [DNA] Tinney surname back to 4000 B.C.
>Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2005 22:12:45 -0800
>. . .
>One should consider all forms of evidence, both traditional paper,
>historical, and scientific, in my opinion.
>As noted heretofore, "The Tinney Surname study,
>back to 4,000 B.C.", only attempted to online
>some information as found in record sources
>allegedly dating back to circa 4000 B.C.
>nerves, and proved otherwise.
>To me, Religion & Culture
>are inseparably connected in all historical studies
>of ethnic heritage. Additionally, having done a brief
>review of past posts to the list, I noticed some desire
>to have layman discussions, as in quoted news articles.
>Tom Tinney, Sr.
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