I am no expert in biology, genealogy, or whatever else you might need to be to answer questions of ancestry. So I will just pose a few questions from a non-expert.
If you have one parent who is 1/4 Native American and another parent who is 1/4 Native American, does that make you 1/2 Native American? If both parents are 1/2 Native American, does that make you whole native American. If they are also both 1/2 French, does that make you two people, 1 who is a whole Native American and 1 who is all French? Or is it true that your blood can never be more concentrated than the concentration of one of your parents?
If you have 23 chromosomes and you get some from one parent and some from the other, can you be a smaller fraction of 1/23 of anything?
If you can trace your mitochondrial DNA all the way back to Eve, does that mean you can get fractional chromosomes?
If you are 1/32 of a full blooded Native American and you donate 1 pint of blood, does that mean you have given 1/2 ounce of Native American blood? Or do you have some other kind of blood up to 31/32 of your height and the top 1/32 (or is it the bottom 1/32) is Native America?
Or is this like homeopathic medicine? After enough dilutions, you don’t even have one molecule of blood that can be identified as a specific type? Except for your mitochondrial DNA which can be traced back to Eve.
Does any of this have anything to do with whether or not JPMorgan will crash the world financial system? If corporations are people, what mixed race are they? Is their any Morgan left in JPMorgan?
As I thought about this some more, I started to think about the fact that in humans, cells replicate. So perhaps there could be a gene that would kill off majority blood and reproduce more of a minority blood cell. In that case you could be more fully blooded of one kind than your parents.
Most people would look at someone’s hair or skin color, and immediately repudiate this supposition. On the other hand, you can inherit a recessive gene from each parent, which then makes it dominant and it expresses itself in some recognizable attribute like having blue eyes when neither parent does.
Like people, corporations are said to have cultures. Where does that come from? Many people wonder if a CEO can impose a culture on a corporation. If corporations are like people, then people must be like corporations. Therefore people must have something analogous to a CEO that can impose a culture that is stronger than the ones inherited from your ancestors. Maybe the equivalent is an adoptive parent.
Perhaps Trofim Lysenko’s theories of genetics will be resurrected yet. In fact, what happened with Lysenko’s theories is something to think about when studying theories of intelligent design.