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marilyn.monroe

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DNA bolsters Bulgaria's John the Baptist bones claim
« on: June 15, 2012, 06:40:53 PM »


(Reuters) - Bulgaria's claim to have unearthed six bones belonging to John the Baptist has received a boost from scientists who have concluded after dating them and analyzing their genetic code that they could indeed be relics of the man who baptized Jesus.
 
The remains, which include a molar and a piece of cranium, were found in July 2010 in a marble sarcophagus in the ruins of a medieval church on the island of Sveti Ivan, or Saint John, off Bulgaria's Black Sea coast near the resort of Sozopol.

They are on display in a church in Sozopol where thousands of worshippers have flocked to view them, untroubled by questions about their authenticity.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/06/15/us-britain-bulgaria-bones-idINBRE85E0U220120615
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Re: DNA bolsters Bulgaria's John the Baptist bones claim
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 07:17:55 PM »

(Reuters) - Bulgaria's claim to have unearthed six bones belonging to John the Baptist has received a boost from scientists who have concluded after dating them and analyzing their genetic code that they could indeed be relics of the man who baptized Jesus.
 
The remains, which include a molar and a piece of cranium, were found in July 2010 in a marble sarcophagus in the ruins of a medieval church on the island of Sveti Ivan, or Saint John, off Bulgaria's Black Sea coast near the resort of Sozopol.

They are on display in a church in Sozopol where thousands of worshippers have flocked to view them, untroubled by questions about their authenticity.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/06/15/us-britain-bulgaria-bones-idINBRE85E0U220120615
Whatever. Doesn't DNA evidence need Some saliva from a descendent?
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Re: DNA bolsters Bulgaria's John the Baptist bones claim
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 08:05:12 PM »

Whatever. Doesn't DNA evidence need Some saliva from a descendent?
I don't know. I know DNA can be preserved for a long time, especially in tree sap.
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Re: DNA bolsters Bulgaria's John the Baptist bones claim
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 08:17:31 PM »

I don't know. I know DNA can be preserved for a long time, especially in tree sap.
I seriously doubt that tree sap has anything to do with the supposed bones of John the Baptist.FOCUS!
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Re: DNA bolsters Bulgaria's John the Baptist bones claim
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 08:21:02 PM »

I seriously doubt that tree sap has anything to do with the supposed bones of John the Baptist.FOCUS!
No, it doesn't. But it is really interesting.
I'll research the claim a bit and see what pops up.
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Re: DNA bolsters Bulgaria's John the Baptist bones claim
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 08:24:09 PM »

They might be comparing it to other John the Baptist bones DNA.
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Re: DNA bolsters Bulgaria's John the Baptist bones claim
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 08:25:51 PM »

They might be comparing it to other John the Baptist bones DNA.
And where are they?
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Re: DNA bolsters Bulgaria's John the Baptist bones claim
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Re: DNA bolsters Bulgaria's John the Baptist bones claim
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2012, 08:34:30 PM »

(Reuters) - Bulgaria's claim to have unearthed six bones belonging to John the Baptist has received a boost from scientists who have concluded after dating them and analyzing their genetic code that they could indeed be relics of the man who baptized Jesus.

Or not.
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Re: DNA bolsters Bulgaria's John the Baptist bones claim
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2012, 08:38:51 PM »

Or not.
True. It would take a lot to convince me.
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Re: DNA bolsters Bulgaria's John the Baptist bones claim
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2012, 09:14:45 PM »

And where are they?
In another box with his name on it.
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Re: DNA bolsters Bulgaria's John the Baptist bones claim
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2012, 09:20:25 PM »

I don't care where anyones' bones are! ? ~  This reminds me of earlier this year while I was in Pompeii, Italy.  Everyone on my tour couldn't wait to see the dead bodies . . . I seen them, yes, but my trip to Pompeii was to get the Lemoncello . . I think I'll go get a shot glass full right now :)  Yummy
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