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  • efgen
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    Reminder: Voting Ends Tonight!

    Voting for the Webby Awards ends at midnight tonight!
    If you haven't voted for the Genographic Project yet, please do!

    Last I saw, Genographic Project was just hanging on to the lead, with the 2nd and 3rd place sites right behind it. They've now hidden the results so that the final winner is a surprise, so I have no idea what the current status is. Vote vote vote!



    Winners will be announced on the Webby Awards website on Tuesday, May 9.

    Elise

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  • F.E.C.
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    Sure, the GP website is absolutely "well crafted" and if it was up to me, I'd have no doubt about who should be the rightful winner of the prize...still...don't you think it needs a "refresh"? I mean, it has remained substantially unvaried for long and IMHO it is not up-to-date with the most recent discoveries in the field.
    Is anything going to change soon?

    Francesco

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  • Stevo
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    Originally posted by efriedman
    Genographic Project is losing ground and is now tied with the 2nd place site at 25%.

    We need more votes! Remember, voting ends on Wednesday, May 5.



    Elise
    Oh no!

    I hope everyone will go there and vote for the Genographic Project.

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  • efgen
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    Genographic Project losing ground in Webby Awards

    Genographic Project is losing ground and is now tied with the 2nd place site at 25%.

    We need more votes! Remember, voting ends on Wednesday, May 5.



    Elise

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  • Stevo
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    Originally posted by M.O'Connor
    Roy Bean came to mind..
    Or Mr. Bean . . .

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  • M.O'Connor
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    Roy Bean came to mind..

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  • Stevo
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    Originally posted by efriedman
    Genographic Project is still in the lead at 26%, with the 2nd place site still very close behind at 25%.

    Vote vote vote! :-) Remember, voting ends on Wednesday, May 5.



    Elise
    I would vote again if I could.

    You don't suppose I'm related to old Mayor Daley, now, do you?

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  • efgen
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    Genographic Project hanging on to the lead...

    Genographic Project is still in the lead at 26%, with the 2nd place site still very close behind at 25%.

    Vote vote vote! :-) Remember, voting ends on Wednesday, May 5.



    Elise
    Last edited by efgen; 28 April 2006, 12:44 AM.

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  • M.O'Connor
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    Scientific short-cut?

    well...this is intended to be a very worldly multi people project.

    It's just my opinion on an observation I made of the project.

    Does it make it easier to understand who our Eurasian Ancestor was?

    no biggie to me...

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  • lgmayka
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    Originally posted by M.O'Connor
    The Geno program seems to be written by christian influenced scientists.

    Why would they refer to a common ancester as eurasian Adam of MT Eve
    As Stevo pointed out, the terms Adam and Eve are used by scientists as a cultural shorthand for male and female progenitors of the human race. Ironically, those of the Judeo-Christian faiths would be more likely to call our yDNA progenitor Noah instead of Adam, because our yDNA ancestor lived tens of thousands of years later than mtDNA ancestor Eve. (You may recall that according to Genesis, Noah and his sons repopulated the human race--with the help of their wives, of course.)

    The Bible is our culture's single most famous book, and it should not surprise anyone that we all often draw on its language. We do the same for Shakespeare, though to a lesser extent.

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  • Stevo
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    Originally posted by M.O'Connor
    Not everyone on the web knows about the voting, or cares. I for one do not sign-up to internet sites that i don't use daily. This voting really means nothing to me. i never heard about the site till this thread appeared.
    Like-wise for billions of others.

    The Geno program seems to be written by christian influenced scientists.

    Why would they refer to a common ancester as eurasian Adam of MT Eve ?

    There are other religious groups and people who may cringe at the projects use of Adam and Eve when it was totally unnecessary.

    just my opinion
    I don't think the Genographic Project has any religious agenda.

    "Adam and Eve" are just well known biblical names for the supposed progenitors of the human race. They are part of our common cultural coinage and are recognized even by those who profess no religion or who do not believe a literal Adam or a literal Eve ever existed. In labeling the common male and female ancestors of the human race "Adam and Eve," scientists are simply using names that make it clear what they mean.

    Among religious persons, many do not believe in a literal Adam and Eve, and those who do include Jews and Muslims and not only Christians.

    Besides that, the science behind the Genographic Project - or the theory and assumptions behind it - is most profoundly evolutionary and not specifically Christian.

    According to the biblical account, human life originated in Mesopotamia, not in Africa, as the folks from the Genographic Project maintain.

    I think it would be a great thing for the Genographic Project to win this award. It would bring the science of DNA testing added recognition and might inspire more people to have their DNA tested. That would just enlarge the data base and make the work of genealogists easier.

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  • M.O'Connor
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    Not everyone on the web knows about the voting, or cares. I for one do not sign-up to internet sites that i don't use daily. This voting really means nothing to me. i never heard about the site till this thread appeared.
    Like-wise for billions of others.

    The Geno program seems to be written by christian influenced scientists.

    Why would they refer to a common ancester as eurasian Adam of MT Eve ?

    There are other religious groups and people who may cringe at the projects use of Adam and Eve when it was totally unnecessary.

    just my opinion

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  • paitenceofjob
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    I put my vote in for The National Genographic Project. It's still in the lead by one percent.

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  • Judy
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    I just voted. the Genographic Project is still in the lead with 26% but Astronomy Online is at its heels with 25% so please vote!
    Judy

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  • Stevo
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    Originally posted by ChrisS
    Same here .. voted this aternoon...still at 27% but in the lead ..
    Chris
    I hope everyone here will go to that site and vote for the Genographic Project, too.

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