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From: (John Chandler)
Subject: Re: [DNA] Aryan, Arian, Arianism....
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 21:39:22 -0500 (EST)
References: <905574.78007.qm@web52104.mail.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <905574.78007.qm@web52104.mail.yahoo.com> (message from ellenLevy on Sun, 17 Dec 2006 12:06:57 -0800 (PST))


Ellen wrote:
> Yes, there are huge confidence intervals,

And yet, big as they are, they should probably be increased further
because Gray and Atkinson took as their starting point an assumption
that is manisfestly untrue: the hope that linguistic change is a
steady "clock".

John Chandler


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