Re: VOY: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer Review Thread (Spoilers!)
I think of it like this:
a) half from each parent (let x represent the Q's power):
1/2x + 1/2x = x
So q ends up with the same amount of power as each of his parents.
b) full potential of each parent:
x + x = 2x
But in this case he would have twice his parents' power.
Why not x * x = x^2? Or... dare I say it... Q Squared
I honestly can't think of a reason why not (like I said, I'm no geneticist), but when I was thinking of the addition, I was thinking of combining parts into a new whole. I do think that the x*x = x^2 also works as that still gives a new result from a combination. Although, perhaps I should change my variable from x to Q
"It's never easy, but if we turn our backs on our principles we stop being human." - Kathryn Janeway, "Equinox Part 1".