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From: "Lancaster-Boon" <>
Subject: [DNA] Y Tree SNPs can not be counted
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 08:02:16 +0100


Dear Anatole

You asked Sasson: "Who said that it is "standard"? The next guy?"

I guess this was intended to be sarcastic, and maybe Sasson's own definition
are not exactly how others would define them, but that is not his point
surely?

If you think about it, "the next guy" is exactly who you defer to when you
communicate with other people using STANDARD terms.

Language works by convention. Standard terminologies and word use in general
is one area in life where just being a sheep is the right thing to do most
of the time. Insisting on using words in your own way without warning or
good reason is just going to lead to circular discussions.

Best Regards
Andrew


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