Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • GalileeHero
    • 07.05.12 | 21:44 (IDT)

    Claiming that modern Jews are a race that survived for thousands of years despite spreading around the world and living among other 'races', and that a Jewish person of polish origins with blond hair and blue eyes, and a dark Jewish person of Moroccan origin, and black Jew of Ethiopian origin all form a single race is a truly extraordinary claim. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, yet that extraordinary evidence does not exist for this claim. In the other hand there is a much less extraordinary explanation for the origins of the modern Jews; the pattern of spread of Judaism and its ability to survive for years, matches that of other the religions. Yet some people to prefer to believe the extraordinary claim over the mundane and logical explanation, in the same way that some people prefer to believe that UFOs are space crafts carrying aliens or people from the future or from other dimensions, rather than believing the more mundane explanations that exist for most of the UFO sightings.

    from the article: DNA links prove Jews are a 'race,' says genetics expert
    First published 10:51 07.05.12 | Last updated 10:51 07.05.12
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