Your ancestors were probably just boring, regular people3/8/2013
If you've had some spare cash lying around and blown it on DNA tests that have confirmed you're the great-to-the-power-of-10 granddaughter of Jesus, you've probably been had. According to rationalist outfit, Sense About Science, the sort of DNA tests you can get done for a couple of hundred bucks are of no more value than information gleaned from horoscopes, i.e., none. Killjoy, Professor David Balding of University College London, described the notion that DNA can reveal a notable ancestor as "absurd." "This is business, and the business is genetic astrology," he said. But don't let that stop you bathing in milk like an ancient Egyptian queen or riding an elephant over the Alps — YOLO! [Source]
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