Re: I know one when I see one

From: Scott Chase (
Date: Thu 31 Oct 2002 - 02:06:01 GMT

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    >From: John Wilkins <>
    >Subject: Re: I know one when I see one
    >Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 16:31:01 +1100
    >On Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at 02:16 PM, Grant Callaghan wrote:
    >>> > >
    >>> > >Do the genes for blood type replicate themselves? If so, how?
    >>> > >
    >>> > Aren't the characteristics of blood type passed from father or mother
    >>> > to son? I understand that paternity can be proven or denied on that
    >>> > basis. Or does some outside force cause these characteristics to be
    >>> > lodged in the child? There's also the fact that the information
    >>> > contained in the DNA creates the protines and other factors that the
    >>> > blood type expresses. So if the genes don't do the replicating, what
    >>> > does?
    >>>Here we are dealing with multiple dominant and recessive traits; A, B,
    >>>AB or O, RH factor + or -.
    >>> >
    >>Aren't these inherited characteristics encoded in the DNA of the parents?
    >100% genetically determined - there's a chart in a recent New Scientist
    >with some %ages of genetic determinations based on twin studies.
    What would you think if someone carried A and/or B alleles yet expressed as type O?
    >It seem Larsen cartoon appreciation is 0% genetically determined, which
    >strikes me as odd, given the similarities of personality of those who do
    >appreciate The Master.

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