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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Clades, Definitions, Discoveries, FTDNA
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 14:28:00 -0600
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> On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 7:01 PM, Diana Gale Matthiesen
> <>wrote:
>> Sasson,
>> It is not a "game," it is the nature of the process. As our knowledge
>> expands,
>> the tree grows more branches.

[[ I assume what is meant above is that the "known" parts of the tree grows
more branches as knowledge of it expands? Or that some committee's
published version of the tree grows as they accept this report or that
report of new knowledge. The tree, itself, is not growing as the knowledge
changes; the tree IS there in nature, pretty much the same last year as
this year. If it is to be considered growing it would be at the present-day
terminals of the many branches where fathers are having sons; while other
lines are simply terminating because the last represented male has not left
male offspring. Ken ]]

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