Re: virus: Re: Rationality (meme make-up)

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Tue, 18 Mar 1997 21:22:15 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 18 Mar 1997 wrote:

> Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> > Regardless of the fuzzyness of both concepts, their effects are
> > quite obviously real; blue-eyed parents do in fact wind up with blue-
> > eyed children,
> I'm sorry to confuse matters, but this isn't entirely true. It's perfectly
> possible for two white sheep to give birth to a black sheep. I've got
> haircolour that hasn't been seen in my family for at least 4 generations
> (no comments about the milkman, please - it's been done to death already).
> It's all to do with dominant genes and recessive genes, and all that stuff
> which I don't really understand, 'cos I slept through biology (well, I
> had a Bio teacher who made sex education boring!)

Brown-eyed parents can have blue-eyed kids, but not the reverse, thus
the example. Of course, in high-school biology they pretend there's no
such thing as hazel, green, or violet....