I have to confess I don’t see my family as often as I should, so the holidays are the one time of year when we make the effort to get together and catch up. Not surprisingly, this is also the time we get into some interesting conversations between the family scientists and the churchgoers.
This year I inadvertently sparked a contentious topic when I brought out my DNA results from one of the online ancestry searches. Not surprisingly, I am a mix of a lot of different parts of the world and not the 100-per-cent German my grandmother thinks I am. As you can imagine, we got into evolution versus creationism over a holiday turkey, which made for a tense Christmas dinner.
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