Genealogy for Dummies
- From: RICLAND <riclanders@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 11:07:23 -0800 (PST)
In another thread, Liz (Greenich, UK), writes:
"Alas, you bring no proof. Just second or
-- Liz (Greenich, UK)
Will someone tell Liz -- discreetly so as not to embarrass her -- the
genealogical record is not "proof."
A DNA test is proof; an inscription in a 200 year old family Bible is
At best, it's evidence used with other evidence to establish the
"truth" about a person's ancestral line.
In other words, Charlotte Sophia's genealogical footprint is not proof
she was the biological daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Mecklenburg-
Mind you, it is indeed, "evidence" -- strong evidence! -- but
evidence, as any scientist or lawyer will tell you, is evaluated
against other evidence. Clearly, Liz and her minions don't do that. In
fact, what she and her acolytes do is dismiss all evidence that isn't
part of the genealogical record.
Like some Taliban fundamentalist her credo is, "If it ain't in the
Book, it ain't true."
But this isn't how science or true scholarship works.
Scientists don't take one piece of evidence to arrive at proof; they
assemble all the evidence available to test against their hypothesis.
But when we take all the available information about Charlotte Sophia
and evaluate it we end up with compelling reason to question her
genealogical record. The rude term for what I'm talking about is
called "cuckoldry," a term that as we see in Liz' discombobulation,
she neither knows how to use correctly or apply to genealogy (or was
that Lesley? No matter, the two are peas in a pod).
For example, if Charlotte Sophia is indeed of African heritage, than
all the Kings and Queens, prince and princesses, dukes and duchess
that came before her on one side are wiped from the slate; her true
ancestral line is to be found in sub-Sahara Africa perhaps among the
Bushmen of the Kalahari, the Bantu of Cameroon, the human flesh
eating Imbangala tribe still to be found in today's Angola and Congo,
or the baby bayoneting Mau Mau from the wilds of Kenya.
Phuck, with a possible genealogical footprint like that, can you blame
Liz' head for exploding?
Umgowa black power!
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