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From: Vincent Vizachero <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Haplogroup naming conventions (was NPE)
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 17:11:43 -0400
On May 22, 2009, at 10:24 AM, Peter A. Kincaid wrote:
> I also did at no time say that the current system
> was not hierarchial. I've been saying its a mess
> to follow and a system with mostly numbers would
> be better.
It is a sidetrack, but you did say it:
On May 21, 2009, at 11:04 PM, Peter A. Kincaid wrote:
> There is nothing
> really intuitive or hierarchial about something
> like R1b1b2a1a.
The current system has two three advantages over ANY alternative: it
is widely used, it makes sense, and it is flexible. A nomenclature
system with those three characteristics is all but impossible to
replace, so any energy spent fighting it is quixotic at best.
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