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franky172



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(Permalink) Posted: July 23 2007,16:09   

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If D(x) denotes the set {x, descendants of x} you have taken away the original argument of a paternal family tree.


Stop.  Do we agree that the following structure:
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              D(sam)
             /           \
D(sam's first son) D(sam's second son)


forms a nested hierarchy?  A simple yes or no will suffice.  (Call this structure example 1)

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Ya see in your scheme the correct rendition would have D(sam, sam's first son, sam's second son), and would grow with every additional male descendant.

I do not know what you mean by "correct rendition".  

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In a paternal family tree the father sits on top, alone

Do we agree that example 1 forms a nested hierarchy?  Yes or no.  Do we agree that example 1 describes a "paternal family tree"?  Yes or no.

  
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