Talk:Roswell that Ends Well
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"Genetically impossible" for Fry to be his own grandfather?
"Whichever interpretation of the 'changing the past' time travel paradox we use, it is genetically impossible for Fry to be his own grandfather (Fry contributes 50% of his father's genetic material, 50% of which then becomes Fry's own genetic code. This would lead to feedback loop in which, over 'repetitions' of the timeline, Fry and his father become very close to 100% related, instead of 50%)."
I disagree. Anyone else with me? Here's my rough, rough idea of how it could work (also read up on the self-consistency principle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novikov_self-consistency_principle):
This is a possible family tree, with a VERY simplified representation of the genes each person could have inherited. In this model, there are only two genes represented, each with three different genotypes: the first gene can be any one of (A, a, x) and the second can be any one of (B, b, y). Each child on the chart has inherited the paternal genotype for the first gene and the maternal genotype for the second gene.
-FRY- Mildred Enos (Ay) (ab) (AB) || |_________|_ _ _ _ _! || | || Yancy, Sr. Mrs. Fry || (Ab) (xy) || |_____________| || | || -FRY- || (Ay) ||__________||
As you can see, it is therefore very possible for Fry to be his own grandfather. He and his father, instead of approaching 100% relatedness as claimed in the above quote, stay 50% related.
If you see a flaw, please point it out, I would appreciate it a lot. Likewise if anything needs clarification. If no one opposes this, then I'll change the main page. I will also point a link here from the Fry family tree page.
As for why this means Fry lacks the delta brain wave? Let's just attribute that to Story Magic.
- Hm. Interesting STUFF! I can't hardly say I disagree, since, well, uhm, it is well put, but you might want to integrate it in the article yourself. You seem to have a seemingly decent understanding of the matter. As for the delta brain wave, let's just say you're not supposed to be your own grandfather. --Svip 12:23, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
- Alright, thanks. Will do. Shoshana 18.104.22.168 02:23, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't get it. What was so funny about the name Enos? Cheddar Cheesia 19:10, 14 January 2007 (PST)
- Nothing, there's no dirty joke there, stop asking. Especially seeing as I'm sure you already knew all the answers to the questions you asked. - Quolnok 18:41, 31 January 2008 (PST)
Does anyone know what image was playing on the Radiovision set? Interesting trivia if anyone knows... Xan42 04:06, 21 May 2007 (PDT)
- Not I... Not... I. But it would be good trivia, they even forgot on the commentary- Quolnok 18:41, 31 January 2008 (PST)
I made a comment that seems to have been deleted. I asked how gorey Enos' death was?
i am changing the act names to the act names listed in the Monster Robot Maniac Fun Collection case as they are official. these might be official aswell and if so just change as you like it--My leg feels funny! 22:55, 29 August 2008 (BST)
"The Professor insists otherwise and incorrectly states that Fry has become his own grandfather" Sorry, is that canon? --22.214.171.124 09:22, 30 October 2013 (CET)