From: John Wilkins (email@example.com)
Date: Thu 31 Oct 2002 - 02:19:50 GMT
On Thursday, October 31, 2002, at 01:06 PM, Scott Chase wrote:
>> From: John Wilkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Reply-To: email@example.com
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> 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
>>>> > to son? I understand that paternity can be proven or denied on
>>>> > basis. Or does some outside force cause these characteristics to
>>>> > lodged in the child? There's also the fact that the information
>>>> > contained in the DNA creates the protines and other factors that
>>>> > blood type expresses. So if the genes don't do the replicating,
>>>> > does?
>>>> Here we are dealing with multiple dominant and recessive traits; A,
>>>> AB or O, RH factor + or -.
>>> Aren't these inherited characteristics encoded in the DNA of the
>> 100% genetically determined - there's a chart in a recent New
>> Scientist with some %ages of genetic determinations based on twin
> What would you think if someone carried A and/or B alleles yet
> expressed as type O?
Depends on whether being type O is 100% genetically determined or not.
Are you saying that if you are heterozygous for A or B alleles, that
this can result in type O blood, or that you can carry the alleles but
they are recessive to O alleles? If the latter, then there is no
problem. If the former, then it would not be true that blood type is
100% genetically determined.
>> 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.
Of course, this begs an evolutionary psychological explanation, but I worry about what sorts of Pleistocene conditions would select in favour of Larsen appreciation...
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