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paternity

1. The relation of a father to his child; fathership; fatherhood; family headship; as, the divine paternity. The world, while it had scarcity of people, underwent no other dominion than paternity and eldership. (Sir W. Raleigh)

2. Derivation or descent from a father; male parentage; as, the paternity of a child.

3. Origin; authorship. The paternity of these novels was . . . Disputed. (Sir W. Scott)

Origin: L. Paternitas: cf. F. Paternite. See Paternal.


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Experimental evidence for evolution

... screen individuals and then run sperm competition experiments between males that differ specifically in sperm size and number traits. Paternity success across 77 two-male sperm competitions (each running over 30-day oviposition periods) shows that males producing both relatively small ...

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by DRT23
Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:23 am
 
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Topic: Twin DNA test result...... help please
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Twin DNA test result...... help please

... definitive answer. My husband and his fraternal twin are in search of their biological father, their mother passed away a few years ago. We had a paternity test ran on the alleged father and my husband’s twin brother, using a home testing kit from IDENTIGENE. The test came back inconclusive, because ...

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Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... 21st century, it had become possible for forensic experts to do the same thing with DNA, which enabled more accurate identifications of fathers in paternity disputes and in showing police when they have arrested the right suspect, or, sometimes, when they'd nabbed the wrong fellow. But leftists ...

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Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:49 am
 
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