They found grapevines over two inches think in the area, of which the DNA from the grapes is the oldest known to man.
Okay, I'll bite -- what in the heck does "oldest DNA known to man" mean, and how do you "date" DNA?
I'm familiar with a very large number of dating methods, as well as multiple analytical techniques to extract various kinds of information from DNA, but this just sounds like total mumbo-jumbo.
posted on 06/15/2006 8:12:27 PM PDT
(Ignorance is curable, but the afflicted has to want to be cured.)
..., and how do you "date" DNA? ...
You start by finding 29 dimensions of similarity.
posted on 06/15/2006 9:52:40 PM PDT
by Doctor Stochastic
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