OK, yesterday I pointed out that that geneticists in the United Kingdom were doing some pretty interesting genetic research on the House of Tudor, namely, on Henry VIII. Now, consider this syllabus from a school, where the whole course is designed around a cursory genetic study of the last of the Romanov dynasty in Russia:
Ok, so what? It's just a high overview school syllabus, right? And other than the use to which it is put to resolve the Anastasia survival issue, there's not much else to be concerned about, right?
Well, I don't think so, at one level, but at that deeper level of my gut intuition, I do. For one thing, in my opinion, we have here a classic bit of perception management, a bit of social engineering, in the guise of an otherwise ordinary school class syllabus. In this case, the meme being implanted it simply that genetics itself is a history book, a book ultimately able to unravel the secrets of human history, both modern and...well...prehistorical, and everything in between. It is an almost unerring guide into the relationship of the many branches of the human family, and how, and when, we got here.
But there's something else subtly implied here, and that is that one could be involved in researching the history of royal houses without even being aware of the fact that they might be participating in a much larger project. Suppose some student or graduate assistant involved with such a project stumbled across something. That something would be "reported up the line", perhaps papers would be written in obscure scientific journals, another piece of the puzzle would be added. The Romanovs are significant because a little historical digging will reveal that the roots of the family are tied, through long and murky marriages and so on, to a Byzantine princess, and thus the story is pushed back a little further.
In any case, we have again another little testimony - hardly significant in and of itself, and yet, acquiring a larger significance in the context of other similar research - that someone, somewhere, within the world of genetic-history, might be looking for "something," something possibly tied to the world's royal houses, and perhaps, to the royal houses of Europe in particular.
Again, my mind wants to say "So What? It's just a school project," while my gut intuition is telling me something very different...