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From: "ernest hurst" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] Issue of Posts from a Religious Background on List
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 13:33:22 -0500

Problem is - Rootsweb doesn't start lists, I don't think, unless someone
volunteers to administer the list. The first amendment - freedom of speech
- doesn't necessarily apply on lists. I think the huge majority here needs
to rule here, by ignoring. These folks contribute zero to what most of us
are interested in.

Ernie Hurst

> [Original Message]
> From: Martha Bowes <>
> To: <>
> Date: 3/9/2005 12:50:32 PM
> Subject: [DNA] Issue of Posts from a Religious Background on List
> Might Rootsweb start a second list for those interested in genetic
> genealogy who come from a religious perspective, and specify this as
> the list for those from a scientific perspective? I don't know that
> it's fair to expel others from a list just because you don't like their
> view (I personally take a more scientific view, though I am light
> years from being a scientist), unless there are list rules on record
> that specifically prohibit posts from a religious perspective. If this
> is the main list for genetic genealogy, and they want to discuss it, of
> course they will come to this list. Is there anything *legitimate* to
> stop them from having their own religious-based threads that anyone can
> ignore? I don't consider not liking their view, or them holding a
> minority view, to be a legitimate reason to tell them to stifle
> themselves. But if there is a formal arrangement of two lists - one
> scientific and one religious - then it would be perfectly reasonable to
> suggest to someone that they are on the wrong list. I personally think
> that would be a good idea. Sorry I don't know about how list
> admin/rules works here, so maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree.
> Martha B., I1a from Ireland
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