Wednesday, July 22, 2015

More about the "new theory" of Native American arrival migration

It is not new and calling this a "theory" gives it credibility it does not deserve. Let's do a sanity check on the "new" results gotten by sampling volunteer DNA from Native Americans, Polynesians, and Siberians.

  • Collecting personal data and some DNA, then running an adequate DNA sequence takes too long. (according to Wikipedia it is between 1/2 hour and 11 days for the sequencing)
  • DNA sequencing costs too much > $1000.00 (according to this).
  • There are 562 federally recognized tribes (this ignores Mexico and South America)

I cannot imagine them spending millions of dollars or spending years doing this study. Quite simply the could not have the time or the money to do proper statistics on this topic

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