There’s something wrong with this family tree – something very wrong indeed
A lot of people have jumped on the genealogy bandwagon these days, with DNA kits fairly affordable to the securely employed, and more people now realising they six per cent Viking and one per cent North African or whatever.
This family tree, however, is just a tool for students of French to use relationship words:
“Hubert est le père de Fabien.”
And so on.
But geneticist John B Cole noticed something amiss.
Um, I'm only a cow geneticist, but… pic.twitter.com/1mV4DiW3IT
— John B. Cole (@John_B_Cole) February 11, 2020
Although he didn’t actually name the problem, a glance at the chart confirmed people’s worst suspicions.
What a fun way to track this family's incesters…I mean, ancestors
— Christina (@chrelisem) February 11, 2020
my first thought was, uh where did that recessive gene red hair come from? and then my coffee kicked in and I thought, OH, *that's* where all recessive genes are coming from.
— DrEmm (@DrEmmpainpsych1) February 11, 2020
Fabien and Yvette had three children. Who's poor Daniel going to marry?
— Si Fuller, a cautionary tale (@Fuller_Si) February 11, 2020
Fabius the Loremaster was reminded of the classic thriller, Deliverance.
[BANJO STARTS PLAYING FURIOUSLY] https://t.co/5ECJQgFgQA
— Fabius the Loremaster (@Wizmina_Sardino) February 12, 2020