If you haven’t read the first part here, I would recommend that you do before reading ahead.
While it is said we all have a double somewhere, whether it is true or not is another question. Certainly, there are people who bear striking resemblances but do not have any kind of familial connection or common ancestor. Such resemblances are a result of the randomness of genetic variation.
With that said, it hasn’t stopped a few to attempt the “what if” calculation. The supposed result of the calculation yielded there are at least nine individuals, of diverse genetic backgrounds, will bear a striking resemblance to one another. Taking the supposed calculation a step further, what is the likelihood of meeting that someone of lookalike resemblance. It was “determined” to be 3%. Consider the world population is estimated to be 7.3 billion, 9 out of 7.3 billion and the 3% chance of meeting that someone else are very extraordinarily long odds. Simply, it is highly unlikely on both counts.
Regarding the photos from yesterday’s post, are they same person or different? They are different.
The first photo is of Nicole, the friend of my daughters.
It wasn’t until I downloaded this image to my computer did I notice the strong resemblance between Nicole and my niece, M, who you see in the second photo.
When both are tired, they share the same facial expression. However, when they are fresh, Nicole and M are far from being lookalikes.
Nicole in hunter action (Texas, May 2014)
Though M wanted to have a pony when she was little, in the end, she was more interested in just visiting with horses.