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From: "A DesCartes" <>
Subject: Re: #7 Re: [DNA] `Ultra-Norse`..who is making up this stuff? / Normandy study
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 18:53:34 -0400
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On 8/27/06, Peter A. Kincaid <> wrote:
> > If you seriously want to suggest that nearly FIVE MILLION people are
> > checking the ``French`` box on the Candian census because they are from
> > ``Haiti`` I think you are grasping at straws.
> Your are trying a deflection attempt here. First of all I said from
> Haiti, Lebanon, etc. (ie. other French colonies). Secondly there are not
> 5 million people here. There were 4,668,410 total RESPONSES given for
> some French ancestry. These are total responses and NOT total people.
> There was no limit to entries given by the multiple respondents. Some
> people checked off/gave two, three, four, etc. ethnic groups for ancestry.
> We can't assume just two. If you actually add up the total responses
> given for the ethnic groups indicated you would have over 44,000,000
> people in Canada. Clearly there were more than the 28 ethnic groups
> given because the provincial pages have breakouts for Haiti, Croatia, etc.
> which are not in the Canada page. If you consider the 80/20 rule
> here then the total number of ethnic group entries given is approaching
> twice the population of the country. Trying to pull in figures from
> the Canadian answer given is pure speculation. The best one could
> do is interpolate using the single resposes but this is flawed because
> you can't pull out recent French from the original French you seek to
> highlight. Remember that in that census almost 20% of the population
> was foreign born. In terms of Y-DNA you still have to half whatever
> number you come up with. The whole point you give is even somewhat
> redundant as you can pull out 10000 people 400 years ago from any
> major ethnic group in most geographic areas and the percentage of their
> total descendants in today's population is going to be just as significant
> unless there was some sort of ethnic cleansing going on.
> All in all, the numbers you gave are not representative. Best of luck to
> Yes, thank you, good day.
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