Good point

But, where come from the citizens of Atlantis and from which planet come the 
Ancient Astronauts?  :-)

Quite curious to hear theories.

With best wishes

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  Sent: Monday, November 15, 2010 4:00 AM
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  Ed and Lluis,

  Maybe the Basques are direct descendents of the Ancient Astronauts, or
  survivors of Atlantis. What do you think? .Bill!

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  Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 11:50 PM
  Subject: [Zen] Re: FW: Quote from St. Thomas Aquinas


  --- In, Lluís Mendieta <lme...@...> wrote:
  > Hi, Ed
  > Thanks for map
  > They forget the basques...
  Hi Lluis,
  The mysteries of the Basque people and the Basque language have not been
  fully resolved yet.
  From wiki:
  "Since the Basque language is unrelated to Indo-European, it's often thought
  that they represent the people or culture who occupied Europe before the
  spread of Indo-European languages there.
  It is thought that Basques are a remnant of the early inhabitants of Western
  Europe, specifically those of the Franco-Cantabrian region. Basque tribes
  were already mentioned in Roman times by Strabo and Pliny, including the
  Vascones, the Aquitani and others. There is enough evidence that they
  already spoke Basque in that time.
  The Basque language is thought to be a genetic language isolate. Thus Basque
  contrasts with other European languages, almost all of which belong to the
  large Indo-European language family. 
  Another peculiarity of Basque is that it has been spoken continuously in
  situ, in and around its present territorial location, for longer than other
  modern European languages, which have all been introduced in historical or
  prehistorical times through population migrations or other processes of
  cultural transmission.[19]
  Theories about Basque origins
  The main theory about Basque origins suggested that they are a remnant of a
  pre-Indo-European population of Europe.
  DNA methods for seeking ancient ancestry are increasingly being used to test
  the origins of the Basques. An interesting possibility is that Parkinson's
  disease may be related to the Basque dardarin mutation. Partly as a result
  of DNA analysis, "...there is a general scientific consensus that the
  Basques represent the most direct descendants of the hunter-gatherers who
  dwelt in Europe before the spread of agriculture, based on both linguistic
  and genetic evidence..."
  Some studies of Basque genetic markers have also suggested the possibility
  of a connection with Celtic peoples of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and
  Cornwall. The shared markers are suggestive of having passed through a
  genetic bottleneck during the peak of the last ice age, which would mean the
  two peoples were in Europe by at least about 17,000 years ago, and probably
  45,000 to 50,000 years ago.
  Some authors have pointed out that the words for knife and axe may come from
  the root word for stone, which would point to linguistic conservativism
  preserving etymologies of at least the Neolithic. Mitochondrial DNA analysis
  tracing a rare subgroup of haplogroup U8 places the ancestry of the Basques
  in the Upper Palaeolithic, with their primitive founders originating from
  West Asia."
  > 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
  > Lluís

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