I’ve been stuck for a couple of days with Summermoon Fire, on a knotty problem of time travel (don’t you just hate those?) and the identification of a certain child.  I’d thought I would be able to use paternity testing, but it turns out it wasn’t at all reliable in the 1950’s.  In fact, only with modern DNA analysis methods did paternity testing become a sure bet.  In the 50’s accuracy was estimated at 30%.  I found out most of this on Wikipedia, which continues to be my first source for arcane but useful bits of information.

But now I have another way round my difficulties, I hope.  You will be able to tell by whether or not the word counter moves!


add to furl :: Digg it :: add to ma.gnolia :: Stumble It! :: add to simpy :: seed the vine :: :: :: TailRank

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