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Old 09-25-2012, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by mr. jp View Post
I'm wondering what you are even doing on the General Questions section of the Straight Dope Message Boards. Arguing on the internet is what we do here, believing anecdotes over evidence is what we don't do.
I haven't seen any evidence, just unsupported assertions, bad math, and fuzzy, "of course we're all related," thinking. MRCA for an entire continent in four generations? That's ridiculous on its face!

Is there any proof that the exogamists are more fertile than average? If not, perhaps the one scion who married out this century, of a given endogamous tribe, left no fertile grandchildren. Oops.

Shall we assume that no tribe practices forced endogamy? Ooh, let's! We can go on to assume that no one eats pork or wears eye makeup, while we're at it!

Some claims are too ridiculous to be entertained.