Posted by gertrude on May 27, 2002 at 15:42:16:
In Reply to: Re: evidence per Coon that physical similarity doesn't mean continuity as such in same people posted by kosta on May 27, 2002 at 15:09:21:
erm per post before:
"he didn't actually refute those claims. don't assume what you like only. he just said in the end of the article that 'in his opinion' the greeks have continuity. besides again and again since then most DNA testing reports (and not the few obscure unreliable strains tested) that i've read (from MEDICLINE which gives you access to over 2,500 science publication-but must be done from a library subscribed to service) have refuted them"
just to clarify it for you' in his opinion' means there's no proof that the mixing didn't take place (resulting in the same similarities physically of course again). as the article stands
all the 'empirical facts' you've been talking about just disappear. and considering this is by a very influential Western anthropologist who's findings on the greeks (well publicised as they were) were never taken on board by the rest of his colleagues goes to say something doesn't it? at school i was told there was a specific gap between ancient and modern greeks. and this is in a school in the West over 35 years after Coon's findings. i only find that in greece does no one dispute it. it's only what people want to hear unfortunately.
face the facts for once mate!
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