[rescue] RE: Small schools...

Joshua D. Boyd rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 20 14:21:12 CDT 2001

On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, David Cantrell wrote:

> [taken to geeks]
> "Joshua D. Boyd" <jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu> wrote:
> > Did find some interesting things though.  Many presidents can trace their
> > lineage to past european royalty
> As can most Caucasians.  Ye Olde Kinges kept plenty of mistresses, and
> even if they'd never played away from home it still isn't surprising.
> And if you assume each generation is 25 years, go back 400 years and
> you have 16 generations.  If each produces three brats, that's
> 43 million descendants.  From just *one* ancestor.  Of course, the
> figures will be somewhat lower because of things like those descendants
> intermarrying, some of them not sprogging and so on, but they do show
> that it's really not surprising.

Or, they might be higher, especially if just a few people go somewhere
that believes in polygamy.  In you plan, someone would only have something
like 8 1st cousins.  I have a friend who has over 100 first cousins
(grand father polygamist in africa). 

Joshua Boyd

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