[LMB] OT: Hard SF request/height

Phil Boswell phil.boswell at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 21:46:16 GMT 2009

On 2009/11/23 Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
> Raye Johnsen wrote:
>> Therefore, if both Honor and Allison's heights are completely genetically
>> natural and follow the human genetic standard, Honor's father *must* stand
>> 8' or close to it in his stockinged feet.  I don't remember her dad's exact
>> height, but I am very sure he's not 8'.  For one thing, he'd keep knocking
>> himself out on the ceiling.
> Genetics doesn't work that way.

Indeed. In my friend's family, the mum is maybe a touch over five
feet, but the dad is over six feet.

Both sons are taller than their dad, and the daughter is nearly as tall as him.

Maybe the fact that the dad is of Dutch origin is significant ;-)

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