Genetically, to whom are you more closely related:
a). Your brother or your mother?
b). Your granddaughter or your sister's son?
c). Your aunt or your brother's daughter?
d). Your uncle or your first cousin's son?
e). In a court case, say there the deceased has no surviving children, grand children, ... (direct lineal descendants) and no will. But there are aunts, uncles, and cousins. The estate has lots of money. What algorithm might the Court use to distribute the legacy?