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From: "Elizabeth O'Donoghue" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] DNA] Blood of the Irish
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 23:56:23 -0000
In-Reply-To: <750447.35834.qm@web86612.mail.ird.yahoo.com>


Alan, how do you explain the DNA of a bear (extinct now) found in a cave in
Leitrim to match most closely to Spanish bears?

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[mailto:] On Behalf Of Alan R
Sent: 05 January, 2009 11:07 PM
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Subject: Re: [DNA] DNA] Blood of the Irish

Just finished watching it.  Its quite an expensive looking and well made
program (2nd and final part next week).  Unfortunately it is, as I thought,
based very much on yesterday's take on things which has been all but
demolished in the last year i.e the R1b=ice age refugia=hunter gatherer
genes=basques=Celts false correlation.  Oh well its a salutary reminder not
to accept superficial fortuitous correlations.  

Alan 





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