tedster - 12:48 pm on Jun 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
Don't good links to internal pages also transfer some domain authority, especially if you have plenty of internal pages getting good attention?
Yes, if those links look natural to Google. Remember that home page PR gets circulated through the whole site via your navigational links - hence the importance of a good site architecture rather than seeing a site grow like a bunch of weeds.
It takes very special content to gain natural internal backlinks and I'm sure that Google knows what kind of percentage is the statistical norm.