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“Half of European men share King Tut's DNA” By Alice Baghdjian
Mon Aug 1, 2011 5:52pm GMT
Apparently, by looking at a Discovery program on King Tut, some con-artist decided he could recover the results the actual researchers could not. The results he claimed showed Tut to be Western European … in fact, it appears that Tut shared DNA with 70% of ENGLISHMEN
… ah the days of Empire when everything revolved around the Brits… even the sun unable to set upon them kept them eternally illuminated.
FACT: If the results were as detailed as reported by the con-artist, then they had to be obvious to those original researchers … who had direct and unfiltered access to the computers and data. Unfortunately, the researchers claimed only two male markers could be recovered … female markers permeate every cell and so are easier to recover.
If the information is real, than the researchers falsified the results in their paper – either willingly of their own volition, or because of some coercive pressure from the Egyptian government … in either case, the professional status and qualifications of the researcher is now in question. Their paper is invalid, as will be any other research they, or their associates, might engage in.
Obviously, if they falsified the results -- by failure to report what was clearly obvious – they probably falsified other results as well.
The alternative is that the con-artists, representing themselves to be Zurich-based DNA genealogy centre, iGENEA Scientists, have perpetrated a clear fraud … or are in the process of doing so.
Clearly the matter needs to be investigated by a credible INTERNATIONAL Scientific authority agency and the dishonest parties prosecuted, or, at the very least, barred from any further involvement in the field.