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Subject: Re: [DNA] William the Conqueror
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 20:03:20 EDT
More likely, a series of diamonds. And many lines become extinct.
In a message dated 5/20/2005 1:41:33 PM Pacific Standard Time,
Shumatoff then explains ". . .What prevents the theoretical population
explosion from taking place is another phenomenon, which Gunderson
delightfully calls "pedigree collapse." Pedigree collapse is caused by
cousins marrying cousins-:-both intentional mating between close cousins and
random mating between distant ones who don't know that they are related."
Our pedigree becomes a dimanond rather than an ever expanding "tree"
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