The caveat, however, is that 1/3 of the people in the western world also share the same ancestor.
When the word "removed" is used to describe a relationship, it indicates that the two people are from different generations. You and your first cousins are in the same generation (two generations younger than your grandparents), so the word "removed" is not used to describe your relationship.
The words "once removed" mean that there is a difference of one generation. For example, your mother's first cousin is your first cousin, once removed. This is because your mother's first cousin is one generation younger than your grandparents and you are two generations younger than your grandparents. This one-generation difference equals "once removed."
Twice removed means that there is a two-generation difference. You are two generations younger than a first cousin of your grandmother, so you and your grandmother's first cousin are first cousins, twice removed.
Originally posted by Signals
But aren't we ALL related to one common ancestor?
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by jude11
6 degrees of separation law connects us all.
So you’re saying I have a shot at being POTUS???
Wait a minute….are you saying I’m related to OBAMA???
I know what you mean but I know people (OK…one person) who have traced their genealogy and they’re not related to former Presidents. This still seems a bit strange to me. I don’t think the unproven theory of 6 degrees of separation can explain away all of these connections, that is if they’re accurate.
Originally posted by r2d246
The people who run the world starting from the illuminati at the top, going down down down all the way to leaders of countries are all one family. (or a few families) it's all interbreading that dates back thousands of years. You can't rule a country without being part of the family. Kinda like the moffia. Really no different at all. They think there some kind of a royal bloodline. They think that interbreeding keeps some kind of power within the human. And over time as they interbreed they get more of this internal power or chi energy so to speak. Very sick people no doubt.
Originally posted by schuyler
Wait a second here. You and I are cousins, too. Do the math. With 4 generations per century, which is being a bit miserly since it could easily be five, by the time you get back a mere 1,000 years, you have over a TRILLION ancestors. 2-3-8-16-32-1 trillion. Obviously, 1,000 years ago there were way less than a billion people on Earth. In fact, it was somewhere between 300 and 400 million. Given how genes disseminate, you're just as related to Emperor Ching in China s you are an African potentate because all it takes is ONE guy to kind of get lost, get married, and spread his genes.
In other words, we're all related to William the Conqueror, even though few of us can prove it. I can through the Montague line, but so can you if you worked at it. Everyone here is related to Chalamagne. Absolutely staistically guaranteed.
SO, everyone reading this except, perhaps a genuine Native American with ancestry on this continent back 12,000 years pure, is a cousin to Bush, a cousin to Blair, a cousin to Romney, and a cousin to Obama.
A child could do the math. This is no big deal. "Bloodlines" be damned. It's a false issue. Get over it.