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Millions of Men May Be Descended From Irish King

  1. Jan 21, 2006 #1

    Astronuc

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    This is interesting, but I could decide if the appropriate topic is genetics or history.

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/01/0120_060120_irish_men.html
     
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  3. Jan 21, 2006 #2

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    What happens to Niall's descendants if it is proven he didn't exist after all?
    Do they evaporate or something?

    Nice link, though.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2006 #3

    Astronuc

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    Dunno. I hope I am not one of them. :rofl:

    It looked interesting.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2006 #4

    Lisa!

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    Not a difficult job to guess which 1 of PF'ers are his descendants! :uhh:
     
  6. Jan 22, 2006 #5

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    Over at gnxp someone pointed that in addition to the specifiv Y-chromosome inheritance, practically everyone of Irish descent has SOME genes from the early procreator of the Ua Niall clan and associates (whether Niall of history or someone else. They can't be sure that Genghis Khan is the procreator of that Asian descent either; it's just very possible). So since I am 1/16 Irish, I suppose I have a Niall gene or two kicking around.
     
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