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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-16-07 05:28 PM
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5. 8 generations mean 100/2^8 = 0.39% of their respective genomes
come from their closest common ancestor. Chances are great that their respective 0.39% have no overlap, in other words, Obama and Cheney may have exactly 0% of nucleotides in common. That makes them totally unrelated at the molecular level.
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  -All in the family: Cheney and Obama are related pnwmom  Oct-16-07 05:21 PM   #0 
  - I think that if I were Obama, I would be sick to my stomach finding this out! n/t  LakeSamish706   Oct-16-07 05:23 PM   #1 
  - It's the Darth Vader/Luke Skywalker story all over again. n/t  Kutjara   Oct-16-07 05:24 PM   #2 
  - LOL!  pnwmom   Oct-16-07 07:02 PM   #20 
  - Does that mean cheney is a muslim traitor obama???  angstlessk   Oct-16-07 05:26 PM   #3 
  - It should not be held against Obama.  Orsino   Oct-16-07 05:27 PM   #4 
  - 8 generations mean 100/2^8 = 0.39% of their respective genomes  thereismore   Oct-16-07 05:28 PM   #5 
  - 8 generations back, each of them have 256 ancestors  KurtNYC   Oct-16-07 05:29 PM   #6 
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  - Barack's midwestern relatives weren't among the "elite."  pnwmom   Oct-16-07 07:04 PM   #21 
  - You should read Obama's autobiography Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race & Inheritance  Hekate   Oct-16-07 10:37 PM   #29 
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  - Every human alive is fortieth or fiftieth cousin to every other  psychopomp   Oct-17-07 05:29 AM   #34 
  - 11th cousin to Bush as well  RamboLiberal   Oct-16-07 05:31 PM   #8 
  - Yawn.  truthisfreedom   Oct-16-07 05:37 PM   #9 
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  - So Which One Is The Black Sheep Of The Family?........nt  global1   Oct-16-07 05:40 PM   #10 
  - In a related story, G.W. Bush has no human relations  rurallib   Oct-16-07 05:40 PM   #11 
  - Why do you hate chimpanzees?  NOLALady   Oct-16-07 09:15 PM   #27 
  - My deepest sympathies to Obama.  Cobalt Violet   Oct-16-07 05:42 PM   #12 
  - Heck, I count both Caligula and Bill Clinton among my (very) distant  kestrel91316   Oct-16-07 05:45 PM   #13 
  - Chaucer would be my favorite, too.  pnwmom   Oct-16-07 07:05 PM   #22 
  - Does this mean we could all be related to FReepers?  faygokid   Oct-16-07 05:53 PM   #14 
  - LOL. n/t  pnwmom   Oct-16-07 07:06 PM   #23 
  - wow -- really kinda makes ya feel icky right in the pit of your stomach.  xchrom   Oct-16-07 06:18 PM   #16 
  - Cheney doesn't look black to me? Just kidding... :)  MidwestTransplant   Oct-16-07 06:22 PM   #17 
  - These things happen.  Placebo   Oct-16-07 06:23 PM   #18 
  - that ought to cost Obama some votes.  olddad56   Oct-16-07 06:24 PM   #19 
  - Right!  zidzi   Oct-16-07 07:35 PM   #24 
  - I do not plan to vote for him anyway  UGADUer   Oct-16-07 07:45 PM   #25 
  - I knew they would swiftboat him...but damn!  Grandrose   Oct-16-07 08:10 PM   #26 
  - What a cheap and tawdry political trick  JBoy   Oct-16-07 09:50 PM   #28 
  - Cheney's great-great grandpa the Strom Thurmond of his day?  tom_paine   Oct-16-07 11:22 PM   #30 
  - 2008 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner  fortyfeetunder   Oct-17-07 01:23 AM   #31 
  - Family Trees Are Like Potatoes  Raejeanowl   Oct-17-07 02:43 AM   #33 
  - Do we have anything other than Lynne Cheney's say-so on this?  JerseygirlCT   Oct-17-07 06:43 AM   #35 
  - (Heavy breathing)Barak....I am your cousin! n/t  PeterU   Oct-17-07 02:08 PM   #36 

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