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Subject: Re: [DNA] R1a1 - Dating of M17
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 14:56:44 EST
True. And also true is that the inital goal of Ken, John's & my recent
simulation efforts was to do "virtual experiments" to gather data, specifically to
analyze the difference between our observed f/s rates & the popular (1/3rd)
published population rates.
ASD was intended to give ratio of time of a subpopulation with a parent
population, not absolute rates, or TMRCA.
Yes, we can incorporate allele length tendencies to mutate up/down, more
markers & their individual rates, and even, *intentional rare events*,
real-world input. :-)
In a message dated 3/28/2005 6:39:59 AM Pacific Standard Time,
Simulations, unless done intentionally, don't simulate rare
events, such as are known to have happened in history.
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