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Subject: Re: [DNA] Out of Africa
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:27:31 +0000 (UTC)
>From: "Lawrence Mayka" < >
>The quoted assertion below is utter gibberish, of course... This is actually a common beginner's mistake. Beginners often make statements like:
- "I am C3 and you are D2, so we are not related."
(...) - All living humans are related collaterally, to a greater or lesser degree. In other words, we all have a common ancestor.
It is not even funny, it is absurd. Apparently I am a hopeless beginner well underneath of a greatness like the author of the above statement. However, when people talk about being "related" nobody means to be related as two human beings. In a normal, common sense C3 and D2 are unrelated, they are not (relatively) close relatives. Commonly, "related" are within a few centuries, in some cases (such as in Royal families) within a thousand years or so, though it is a matter of a context.
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