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From: "tdew" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] "Recreational genetics", race and relatedness
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2006 22:03:44 -0600
You said "
Linking the SCIENCE of genetics to the PSEUDO-SCIENCE of eugenics is
I am not sure what you mean? Isn't eugenics what the German Gov in WW2 were
doing, and later a Org. in the U.S. was getting sperm samples of Genius's to
create a better race? I call that selective breeding. What's all the huff
about? If it works on dogs and cattle and cat and other species why not
humans, given time and circumstances is it like natural selection by reason.
Would like to understand if I am wrong or is it just P.C. ? Tomdew
From: Raymond Whritenour [mailto:]
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2006 9:22 PM
Subject: [DNA] "Recreational genetics", race and relatedness
I think you got some "private" e-mails that were probably meant for the
list, since I find that hitting "reply" to your message sends my reply
to your address-instead of to the DNA list.
As for Ms. Nash:
Give me a break! Linking the SCIENCE of genetics to the PSEUDO-SCIENCE
of eugenics is preposterous! One might just as well fear that
pharmacists will begin substituting prescriptions concocted by
Paracelsus for those indicated by modern medicine.
And, guess what P.C. police: "Race" is! So, get over it! As genetics has
shown, it's not very important in differentiating human beings-but,
that notwithstanding, it exists. I've yet to see one participant in
Charles Kerchner's DNAPrint Log complain that that company's
biogeographical test failed to correctly identify his or her majority
ancestry (i.e., "race").
Somebody tell Ms. Nash not to worry. And, I say that as one tested
positive for THREE racial ("biogeographical") categories!
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