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warning: scientific experimentation involving many sciency words such as "pipette" and "polymerase chain reaction"

lizardlicks said to asktheimprobableinvestigators: Okay so what are your thoughts on this whole “they finally solved the Jack the Ripper case!” stuff? I mean how close can we actually get when all there is to match DNA with is still living relatives? And is the basis of the solution still circumstantial?

YEAH, NO. BIG HONKING PROBLEM WITH MISTER “HELLO, I WOULD LIKE TO SELL A LARGE NUMBER OF COPIES OF MY BOOK, PLEASE” EDWARDS’ CONCLUSION: 1) PROVENANCE OF THE SHAWL IN QUESTION IS STILL TOTALLY IN FUCKING QUESTION, AND 2) METHODOLOGY OF THE PERSON DOING THE TESTING HAS NOT BEEN SUBJECTED TO PEER REVIEW AND DOES NOT SO FAR APPEAR AS IF HE HAS TAKEN ANY PAINS TO AVOID CROSS-CONTAMINATION OF DNA SAMPLES.

JuST AS A GENERAL PRINCIPLE. I WOuLD SuGGEST THAT THE PROBABILITY DENSITY FuNCTION OF ANY MAJOR SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROuGH ANNOuNCED IN THE DAILY MAIL. BEING ACCuRATE. IS COMPARABLE TO THAT OF FOX NEWS PRESENTING FAIR AND BALANCED INFORMATION.

THE ARTICLE HAS A GREAT BIG GORMLESS PHOTOGRAPH. OF EDWARDS. HOLDING uP HIS PRIZE HISTORICAL DNA SOuRCE. WITH HIS BARE HANDS.

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