Peter Vorobieff (
17 Jan 1995 02:40:40 GMT

In article <3ff8ql$8u6@usenet.INS.CWRU.Edu>, taf2@po.CWRU.Edu spake thusly:
>In a previous article, () says:
>>How can we possibly have more ancestors in a coexisting generation than
>>the total known population of the earth?
>>I know for a fact that I have a mother and a father who each has a mother
>>and a father, etc... The direct ancestral chart would look like so:
>>Generation Population
>>1 2 (Mother and father)
>>2 4 (grandparents)
>>3 8 (greatgrandparents)....
>>20 1,048,576
>>30 1,073,741,841

The chances of 2^n being an odd number are rather small, methinks.

Thus spake Kalmoth the Vile, Slayer of One Robot and Seven Pigs.
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