Ed and Lluis,

It’s an accepted fact that 64.7% of all statistics are just made up on the
spot and not based on any kind of research at all.


From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Lluís Mendieta
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 11:00 PM
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Zen] Re: FW: Quote from St. Thomas Aquinas

Hi, Ed
Thanks for map
They forget the basques...
Anyway, if hungarians and finnish speak same branch of language, and they
are not related genetically
a) something is missing in study
b) language has nothing to do with population origin
Besides, as placed in an answer, that is probably statistical.
I read another genetical map in which irish, british, french and catalans
are completely related and different form neigbourgs. 
Statistics are many times misleading; they could be used to proof what ever
one desires. Just question to choose the adequate variables.
A two variables plot, is just a cut of a multi-dimension representation,
that could show a very distorted image of reality.
Would be like to see world through a small hole.
With best wishes
----- Original Message ----- 
From: ED 
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 4:41 PM
Subject: [Zen] Re: FW: Quote from St. Thomas Aquinas


Genetic map of Europe
"Two observations spring to mind immediately: the fact that most populations
overlap so intimately with their neighbours. And that Finland doesn't.
The isolation of Finnish genetics can be explained by the fact that they
were at one time a very small population, preserving its genetic
idiosyncrasies as it expanded."
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Lluís Mendieta <lme...@...> wrote:
> Hi, Ed
> Sorry for my poor english
> I tried to mean that the rest of europeans, excluding finnish, and for
that, hungarians, lapons and seems basques, speak an indo european idiom.
And probably population origin in Asia
> Finnish are also westerner in my mindset (yes, it s said that they come
here as invaders, with Attila; so maybe central asia origin)
> I do not see them as easterner language..But not being a linguist, I maybe
very well wrong,
> Anyway, there is (or at least was) an extreme moviment in Hungarian that
relates them as related to japanese, the turanism. 
> With best wishes
> Lluís

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