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From: "Lawrence Mayka" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Abstract: Ancient DNA as a Means toInvestigatetheEuropean Neolithic
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2007 11:22:37 -0500
In-Reply-To: <946712.22156.qm@web86601.mail.ird.yahoo.com>


Your assertion is utterly contradicted by the genetic evidence that has been
presented on this list multiple times, as well as by every expert in the
field who has unhesitatingly asserted that the lactase persistence allele
spread due to its utility and not in advance of it.

Some people do not wish the facts to cloud their hypotheses.

> [mailto:] On Behalf Of Alan R
> IMHO, the lactose thing must surely have appeared in
> an individual in much earlier, probably glacial times
> and his/her descendants who carried the then-useless
> gene may have been scattered all round Europe in low
> (but not necessarily evenly spread) numbers long
> before farming arrived.


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