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Re: Recommendation: Buy British version of Dawkin's The Ancestor's Tale



> Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 17:44:48 -0500
> From: "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@geol.umd.edu>
>
> Richard Dawkin's book _The Ancestor's Tale_ [...]  introduces the
> term "concestor" (a neologism for "most recent common ancestor").

Yuck.  I prefer MRCA, which has the benefit that you can pronounce it
"marker".

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