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Post by cvic1 » Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:13 pm

Can you use a blood test (to determine someone's ABO blood group) to establish conclusively that a given man has fathered a particular child?

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Post by Paragonidae » Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:55 pm

Definitely not. you can only exclude his parenthood.
We are all god's children, no wonder our teeth are so dark!!!

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Post by MrMistery » Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:06 pm

agreed. you will get answers like "It is possible that the man is the father" or "It is impossible that the man is the father".
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