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[–] wahala 1 points 93 points (+94|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Shameful. These people have no ethics. I've taken a very hard-stance against these bullshit ancestry DNA tests based on privacy issues, but now I have more ammo for my box. So thanks for that.

I know I'm preaching to the choir here at Voat, but don't fucking take these tests. If you want to learn about your family history, research primary sources. I would be happy to show you how. I'm really good at it. These tests don't tell you shit. Don't let your biology become a commodity.

Edit: I'm working on a write-up on family history research basics. I'll post it soon. Patience, young goats.

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[–] justsayingmayne 0 points 37 points (+37|-0) ago 

You should make a post about researching that kind of stuff. I'd read the SHIT out of that

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[–] KittenCat 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Another vote for @wahala to do it. I was trying to research my family not too long ago, had no idea what I was doing, and finally gave up after several hours with barely any info and a ton of frustration.

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[–] wahala 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

I swear I have before, but I can't find it. I will, gimme a bit.

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[–] prairie 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'd read the SHIT out of that

Leave some for me.

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[–] moarzor 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Thought about getting DNA test results with a fake name, anonymous P.O. box, and pre-paid Visa. Then someone pointed out the company will know who I am anyway by cross-referencing results with others to see who I'm related to.

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[–] elephantdoesntforget 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yes, exactly why I didn't do it.

I know one of 'their' goals is to build a worldwide DNA database, this seems the perfect way to do it. Wonder what money is behind funding the recent wave of 'heritage' and DNA testing companies.

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[–] Caesarkid1 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

That's fine and dandy until you learn that historical family trees went up in flames and some distant relatives couldn't read/write. Personally my ancestry test showed that I had 0 African in me. Then again all the percentages are non-specific with wide tolerance thresholds. Through tertiary analysis I was able to determine that my Y cromosome is the R haplogroup. Now the ancestral origins of these haplogroup's are dependent on scientific discoveries and likely to change overtime. I mean we once thought our oldest fossil was in Africa and that is where the theory has branched out from. Things need to reassessed.

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[–] gazillions 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

It doesn't matter how far back you go, somewhere along the line you're going to run into the peasant blockade where no one was writing anything down. The only way to avoid it is by jumping into a royal house and declaring yourself the one true regent.

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[–] UlyssesEMcGill 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

What can you do when you've searched far enough that primary sources are in different countries in non-English?

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[–] wahala 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Translator services if you want to do it yourself. There are also genealogy groups/societies in most countries that will assist you.

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[–] lemon11 0 points 36 points (+36|-0) ago 

That way we weren't lying, and they would both be wondering

Sounds like intent to deceive to me. That's fraud.

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[–] Tsilent_Tsunami 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Or suicide by customer.

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[–] NoMoreScreenNames 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

Years ago, Oprah Winfrey printed an article she wrote in her magazine, about how she sent off her DNA for testing to several different companies, and each one gave her different results. Even when they don't deliberately lie, it sounds like their work is at best questionable, if not an outright scam.

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[–] The_Red_Kraken 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Calling it a pseudo science would be generous. It's more like random crap.

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[–] SmokeyMeadow 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

These genealogy companies are all full of shit. It's pretty obvious that they just make up your results. Meanwhile, regardless of their testing's authenticity, your DNA becomes their property. These businesses are likely all fraudulent and based around collecting as many DNA samples as possible.

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[–] BloodAndThunder9718 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Not surprised at all. It seemed odd when everyone was getting a percent here and there of native american, black, and/or arab, especially Europeans whose families recently immigrated from around the time of WW2. I don't even trust their accuracy even if they weren't outright lying.

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[–] ScreaminMime 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Until the results can be used in court.

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[–] EarlPoncho 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

someone needs to get a dog's spit or something and send it in just to see if the results come back legit or not

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[–] KillEveryLastCommie 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

or harvest some nigger dna from your slaves and send that in.

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[–] MicheleObamasBigCock 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Member when you thought we all came from Apefrica before they found that fossil in Europe that totally blew that theory out of the water? Michele's Big Cock members.

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[–] KillEveryLastCommie 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

I swear the real discoveries must have been swept under the rug for a long time. That "we're all niggers" narrative is so damned forced.

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[–] DoomMantia 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I don't. Link?

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[–] MicheleObamasBigCock 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If I wasn't a big black cock, I'd provide you a link. Seeing as how I am, I'll tell you to google "skeleton found in europe challenges out of africa".

Now leave me alone, Barry wants me in his ass.

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[–] massiveprivilege 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Ohh... I member. Modern science everybody. Is it science or just a political pissing contest. You decide.

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[–] MicheleObamasBigCock 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What are you implying? That researchers are making shit up for political gain? Seriously dude? Where do you fall on the standard IQ range? Imbecile, moron or idiot?

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[–] daskapitalist 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

Conspiracy to falsify medical records? Send these scum to prison.

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