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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] What is a clade?
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 09:13:24 -0600
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From: "J & J Simpson" <>
> Throughout this discussion, which I've been following with interest, I've
> had a feeling that people are confusing 'clade' with 'clan' and using them
> interchangeably. Have a look at Vincent's definition of 'clade' below,
> compare it with www.xxxxxxxxx definition of 'clan' at
www.xxxxxxxxx - seems remarkably similar.
> [Steps back and waits for the flak to fly]
> John Simpson
And I have a 955 page thesaurus on my desk, having such tiny print I need my
magnifying glass, and its stuffed from cover to cover with word choices that
mean close to the same things. Our language is marvelous in that way. From
a practical point of experience, I find that the "Hamilton clan" to which I
sort of belong, does NOT have its males descend from a MRCA more recent than
30,000 years ago or so.