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This belongs in a dictionary, not an encyclopedia. --Eequor 12:25, 24 Mar 2004 (UTC)

The first line is a definition, while the rest is trying to be more encyclopedic. Feel free to add to it. suggests that some kind of entry is needed. --Henrygb 21:52, 13 May 2004 (UTC)

Ancestors created the history and knowledge we are all here to read. I look forward to further developments here. --Forteanajones 09:00, 12 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • Removed link to podcast book. Blatent spamming of off-topic advertisements on articles is not acceptable.--Isotope23 14:10, 26 April 2006 (UTC)


Progenitor redirects here, but there is no mention of the word, its meaning or its relation to Ancestor at all. (If I had a good understanding of this I would add it) - GeiwTeol 23:10, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

The redirect I followed was a link from Massive Attack. The use of the word was, however not the same as the meaning of Ancestor in the genetic sense. I have since made the link point to the wiktionary entry in stead, which has a better explanation. - GeiwTeol 23:16, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Could use Ancestry definition[edit]

This Ancestor article is frequently linked in other articles from the word "ancestry." It would be helpful if an expert could add a sentence in the intro immediately following the first one that reads "Ancestry is . . ." 5Q5 (talk) 14:53, 8 April 2018 (UTC)


 "Consider n = 40: the human species is mors, both living and dead; in contrast, some more youth-oriented cultural contexts display less veneration of elders"

I have no idea what "the human species is mors, both living and dead" is supposed to mean, and do not see what "youth-oriented cultural contexts" are being contrasted with.