Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fwd: Tony Joseph's article in The Hindu on genetics and the Aryan invasion


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From: Michel Danino


Dear All,

 

Regarding Mr Tony Joseph's recent article on genetics and the Aryan migration theory, The Hindu has just published this comment of mine:

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/the-problematics-of-genetics-and-the-aryan-issue/article19165320.ece . (The print edition, which I haven't seen yet, is suppose to carry today also a much abridged version of it.)

 

I had been told that Mr Tony Joseph's would be invited to respond to my comment; his lengthy response reflects not only his lack of familiarity with the field of population genetics (he has clearly gone into it recently and in the hope to find there a "proof" of the old Aryan migration theory), but also considerable distortion of my own statements as well as an ideological bent. I will respond to it in a few days.

 

Those wishing to see a broader introduction to the contribution of genetics to the Aryan debate may wish to consult my paper published last year on the topic:

https://www.academia.edu/23325989/Aryans_and_the_Indus_Civilization_Archaeological_Skeletal_and_Molecular_Evidence, which referred to over 25 studies of Indian population genetics.

 

Best regards,

 

Michel

 

 

PS: Some articles critical of Mr Tony Joseph's have already appeared here and there on the Net, responding to its polemical as well as technical aspects (I am yet to read all of them):

·         http://indiafacts.org/propagandizing-aryan-invasion-debate-rebuttal-tony-joseph/

·         https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/genetics-might-be-settling-the-aryan-migration-debate-but-not-how-left-liberals-believe

·         https://www.myind.net/Home/viewArticle/is-it-ignorance-or-yet-another-mischievous-attempt-at-proving-the-never-existent-aryan-invasion-of-india

·         https://swarajyamag.com/culture/here-we-go-again-why-they-are-wrong-about-the-aryan-migration-debate-this-time-as-well

·         http://www.pragyata.com/mag/genetics-and-the-aryan-invasion-debate-367

·         https://aryaninvasionmyth.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/ani-asi-r1a-and-indian-ancestral-origins/

·         https://aryaninvasionmyth.wordpress.com/2017/06/27/mistakes-committed-in-silva-martin-and-others-2017-bmc-evolutionary-biology/ 

 

 

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Michel Danino

Guest professor, IIT Gandhinagar

 




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