12-02-2019 10:21 AM - edited 12-02-2019 10:22 AM
Glad the forum is here @Hamsolo01, we are all dealing with tough issues and problems. Sometimes we get a break, other times it's hard. Hoping today is good for you.
I did the DNA family search thing. Was lucky as I have contacts with the professor in England who researched and helped start it, so I got an in-depth personalised report. Very interesting.
Find the rewriting of a lot of history due to DNA findings is also very interesting.
12-02-2019 10:47 AM
12-02-2019 12:54 PM
The DNA background they did for me went back a long way.
Mothers side, to the pre Viking era in the Scandinavian area, through the Viking period, and eventually down into Ireland. More recently to arrive in Australia as convicts.
A very small, rare DNA sequence, on my mtDNA side.
Fathers side follows back down through Ireland from the recent convict period to the first people to ever set foot in Ireland. Historians are still debating the time of first habitation in Ireland and have now found evidence to push it back as far as 12000 BC. I imagine this will be scrutinised fairly closely before being accepted as fact. It is to the beginnings of this time that my yDNA takes my family.
Also found a direct DNA match with a body recovered from an iron age cist burial in western Ireland.
On the larger scale we are part of the R1b tree which is a very large tree.
I find the Denisovans and Floresiensis intriguing, what the world was like then with different branches coexisting at times.
Often whish I could have lived during the stone age.
12-02-2019 01:01 PM
12-02-2019 02:10 PM
Perhaps the human race will have reached maturity by then and stop trying to own each other.
I tend to believe our false economy built on squandering finite resources allowing us to temporarily live outside our means and disregard consequence and natural selection has genetically modified us into a discordant and non-viable species with the world around us.
Nature and gravity will prevail, there is some discussion that the human genome or DNA sequence is on a countdown. Perhaps, but then maybe that is just a consequence of our modified physical and social environment.
Perhaps the future holds the past.
Old middle eastern saying.
My father rode a camel,
I drove a car,
My son flies a jet
My grandson will ride a camel.
12-02-2019 05:19 PM
Had a good day at work today @Wanderer Got to work with some kids doing some reading and grammar work. Literacy is definitely not my favourite thing but it is of course a real focu at this schools as it is with most others. It was great to be working with the kids though. I have an autistic boy I am working with and he is totally awesome - made me smile a lot today
Hope you have got some more of that paperwork sorted today and that your daughter had a good day at school.
12-02-2019 06:20 PM
Perhaps society, is the mental illness @Hamsolo01
Will check out your video.
Great that you had a good day @Zoe7
Am no stranger to autism, my stepson is definitely in that spectrum and possibly others.
Daughter had a great day at school, is making new friends and talking all about it.
Didn't get all my jobs done but at least got the most important one out of the way. Didn't do much today, watched a movie and slept for a bit, probably needed it.
12-02-2019 07:11 PM
It is great that your daughter is making friends and is talking all about school @Wanderer
This autistic boy is so sweet and wants to learn even though it is hard for him in some areas. He is amazing at maths and gets very excited about the subject. I am going to be working with him doing reading and science so that is exciting for me - I love science. I will be interested to see how he goes doing science especially as it is often more a hands-on subject. I suspect he will need a lot of repetition but that is okay - it is going to be lovely working with him.
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