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  1. #1 Genetic memory 
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    Just wondering on peoples thoughts on genetic memory?


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    Do you have any links? I haven't ever heard of that.

    I do know that there have been some findings where an organism's genotype will revert to the dominant, natural allele from the mutant allele, but that has yet to be fully explained (it could be mutations grossly outcompeting the mutants during polinization or it could be a dsRNA cache)...is that like what you're talking about?

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    no...no links sorry....just heard it on stargate....this thread could apply in the sci fi forum as well.....o well

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    Interesting topic. . . nontheless it somewhat coincides with the idea of acquired characteristics. (Idea that an organism can acquire characteristics during its lifetime and pass them onto their offspring) Once the theory of natural selection came along this no longer became the accepted theory to evolutionary change.

    Of course like you said with Stargate SG-1, it has been used in other such media. FOr thorse that have seen "The Mummy 2" the idea of this came about when Evie (sp?) who had never been trained before in an Egyptian fighting style, all of a sudden had memories from a past life or ancestor which was triggered when she began fighting the reincarnate of Anak Su Namoon (sp?) The idea of this seems somewhat Buddhist in a sense. (reincarnation)

    I must say though it would be cool to have the memories of my ancestors, who knows maybe they were pirates or something cool like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwong
    Just wondering on peoples thoughts on genetic memory?
    I dont think this exists according to researches. At least it has never passed in front of me during my study and research.

    However there is something (I think called epigenetica), which involves changes in gene expression that somehow can be passed to next generations as I can remember. If I will have time, I may look in my books to give you better info.
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    I didn't know how genetical memory worked and up to this day, don't know if there's still a possibility for it to actually happen. Read it up in Wikipedia. And yes, this could apply in SciFi forum threads.
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