tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1527613590529958801.post7401081800697021513..comments2014-08-29T15:30:43.771-07:00Comments on Genealogy's Star: Pedigree collapse and the end of line problemJames Tannerhttps://plus.google.com/111292106004869462088noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1527613590529958801.post-2326632547267089062013-02-07T23:55:50.810-07:002013-02-07T23:55:50.810-07:00The problem is the framing of the data. As you go ...The problem is the framing of the data. As you go back in time, the possibly number of parents (X) increases. This statement does not mean that because it appears impossible,and thereby hitting a brick wall, that X can never be greater than the (A) absolute number of parents. The calculation of X simply means the number is the number of possible combinations, so the number, like the universe, is not a finite number. One can always discover relationships till you are counting the atoms. A person can drive 50 ways to work yet choosing one route does not make all other possibilities outside the brick wall A. That's because X is always greater than A. T osay we are all related is rather obvious!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com