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From: "V. Chris & Tom Tinney, Sr." <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Re: The Problematic Role of DNA Testing in Unraveling HumanHistory
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 21:35:14 -0800
>In a message dated 03/08/05 9:22:31 PM Pacific Standard Time,
>Vic Tinney posted the above link to an article about DNA testing in FARMS,
>the journal of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. As seems
>to be his custom, he merely posts the URL without adding his own opinion, so
>we are left guessing about his motivations.
REPLY: I clearly stated: "This site was posted for
the discussion of genetic issues only, bringing up
the evaluation of the use of DNA Testing, both for
and against, in a historical perspective that I found
interesting, appropriate and on-topic." To clear
the air, I post the following dissertation link:
SUSTAINABLE EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMS
AND SCALABLE EVOLUTIONARY SYNTHESIS
OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS
In brief, I find the following interesting, from
page 40 of the dissertation; namely:
"Although DNA mutation does not work like
Gaussian mutation, we believe that the mutation
in the genetic systems of living organisms is
influenced by the chromosome and recombination
process that are evolving all the time themselves.
How to implement adaptive mutation
operators in genetic algorithms is not well
explored despite some work addressing adaptive
mutation rate (Thierens, 2002)."
This dissertation by Jianjun Hu in 2004, from
the Department of Computer Science and Engineering
at Michigan State University, suggests to me, that more
work needs to be done before the " Problematic"
Role will be removed from the process of using DNA
Testing, in Unraveling Human History, irrespective
of religious or non religious affiliation.
Tom Tinney, Sr.
Who's Who in America, Millennium Edition [54th] - 2004
Who's Who In Genealogy and Heraldry, [both editions]
Genealogy and Family History Internet Web Directory
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