Here comes the BS about a single gene that can actually be found in other places around the world but is largely insignificant.
But that won’t stop the LDS’rs from saying “There’s proof! We existed before on North America”.
No, there isn’t. You made a conscious decision to follow a religion and it has zip, nada and nothing to do with bloodline.
I’ve seen a report like this a couple times a year for the last 5 years.
A lot of Spanish Jews ended up in the New World (since the Old World wasn’t too hospitable for them). Many of the first settlers in Columbia were of Jewish descent; and as many as 25% of the first Spanish settlers in Mexico City (once it got rebuilt) were of Jewish descent.
If you were of Jewish descent (even if you were a practicing Catholic), and Spanish, there were not a lot of places to go; and the New World looked pretty good.
Well, you're probably right, but thanks for killing my vision of building a casino.