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January 15, 2018


Richard Powell

I wonder if "to the eighth degree" is intended literally - in a direct line that would mean no dodgy direct ancestors born after about 1750, and no fourth cousins to whom impurity can be imputed. (It's a trivial point I know, but it caught my eye.)


It's certainly credible; it's about the same order of time depth as that to which SS applicants were required to prove their Aryan ancestry.

John the Drunkard

Sheesh! Vivaldi spins in his grave

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