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From: "Glen Todd" <>
Subject: RE: Begelys was Re: [DNA] Bloody Foreigners: The History Of Immigration To Britain
Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 22:09:41 -0600
> Wow, I can believe John being in the one percentile range,
> (complement John!), but I can hardly believe myself being in
> the same one!
That 'fraction of one percent' was tongue thoroughly in cheek. I'm well
aware that those were basically inside references.
BTW, though, you don't know what you're missing. I read it for the first
time at age 12 because it's a heck of an exciting traditional adventure
saga, and I've re-read it regularly since because his knowledge of the
culture, history, and lore were truly phenomenal. I know that there are
'scientist' types here who are only interested in the genetic numbers and
statistics, but for anybody who really identifies with the people as people,
it's an entire additional insight into actually who the people are that the
numbers represent. (My father had the same kind of 'just the facts'
'serious scientist' approach to life, and I think that he missed a lot
because of it.