Saturday, May 19, 2012

Am I the only one who is becoming rather concerned nowadays at how people in both archaeological/​anthropological and alternative circles are using DNA testing as absolute irrefutable proof??? For peoples information, DNA does NOT prove anything. DNA results are only as good as those responsible for the testing. There are some excellent people involved in this particular field. But there are also as many, if not more, complete deviants/numpties! For example, here are three DNA tests I know full well about...

1) The group already had a preconceived agenda so the DNA sample was tested three times until the group achieved the result they desired

2) When the DNA tests were inconclusive, a vote was taken amongst the testing group to decide what results should be considered 'proof' and released into the public domain.

3) The sampling equipment had not been cleaned from the previous test, so all results were contaminated and inaccurate (this was by a supposedly Government backed private genetic testing company). It did not stop the agency from releasing the contaminated results though.

So folks, if you do read something about how DNA has proven this or that, have the common sense to ask a few questions first before believing what you read.....:)

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