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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Clades, Definitions, Discoveries, FTDNA
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 09:52:20 -0400
While I thought this thread ended last night, in deleting all of yesterday's
messages this morning, I came across this unanswered one. As Ken called me
"sleazy or sloppy" and accused me of "misrepresentations," I don't want these ad
hominem attacks to go unanswered.
I was not quoting you. There are no quotation marks around the sentence you
backquoted. I was paraphrasing you with what were clearly my own words.
If you feel someone has mis-understood you, you have the prerogative of
correcting their misconception, *without* impugning their abilities, motives, or
-- especially -- their integrity.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Ken Nordtvedt
> Sent: Saturday, March 13, 2010 2:13 PM
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Clades, Definitions, Discoveries, FTDNA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>>
> > He said "tags" (genetic mutations) do not make the clades,
> > that demographic events make (define) the clades. I don't
> > know how much clearer ........ he could have been.
> [[ You are now getting sleazy or sloppy with your quotes.
> All should know
> you stuck the (define) in there. It's your mind that equates
> "make" with
> "define" --- no one else around here that I know of. Not
> only did you
> insert your "define" but you took out "collectively" from
> your quote without
> even a ....... I think it is also of questionable taste to be
> your messages to one person while in them making
> misrepresentations of other
> people. Ken ]]