Letters to the editor

By Science News, 16:34 PM July 11, 2013

European family ties are knotty
I have trouble understanding “Europeans are one big family” (SN: 6/15/13, p. 8). It says that every person living in Europe today shares a common set of ancestors. First, what does “set” mean? “Set” implies there are certain common characteristics of the members, but people living in Europe 1,000 years ago had only one thing in common: living in Europe. Second, I interpret the article to mean that everybody now living in Europe is descended from people who l...

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