Why Evolution Is True
Why Evolution is True is a blog written by Jerry Coyne, centered on evolution and biology but also dealing with diverse topics like politics, culture, and cats.
Isn’t this more like an example of Darwins idea of ‘blending’ ?
This is exactly how genetics doesn’t work…a blue-eyed father and a brown-eyed mother does not produce a child with blue-brown eyes…
While funny, I plan to use this in teaching as an example of how Mendelian genetics does NOT work.
Could be that the alleles for vertical bars(or not) and horizontal bars(or not) occupy different loci Zen Faulkes?
So if they’re heterozygous and had the Totally Overdone 4 kids that all fit nicely into their slots they might have this kid with a crosshatching of sorts, another kid with just verticals, one with horizontals and one with a white shirt?
Someone should write to these parents and tell them to get cracking on making another 3 babies, wouldn’t want their fashion to send the wrong message eh? 😛
Hahahahaha! Love it.
I learn something new every day. I expected diagonal stripes in alternating colors of mauve and chartreuse.
Not “blending,” but rather codominance.
*shrug* Happens all the time.
Oh…I didn’t see that you answered the question before I did. Yep, pretty standard. For the teacher who plans on using this, they should be sure they know this feature crosses.
Looks more biblical to me.
That passage is priceless! Thanks for the link.
Both parents are carrying the recessive conehead gene?
And the kid is the transitional form between the two parents?
How does that work?
Das ist genial!
Looks like the kid inherited some recessive alleles for the pants gene somehow.
Only the nerdiest of the nerds will get this. 🙂
(yeah, I did)
Example of co-dominance perhaps?
Psh.. let’s see her explain his little sister – in polka dots!
Should have aborted and cloned…
Oh, OK, I get it. Shouldn’t that be “how some parts of genetics works”?
The photographer is René Maltête, an ingenious photographer.
Wow, you’re spreading wrong information. This is exactly how genetics doesn’t work. Check out this post about Mendelian genetics to understand how it really works.
brilliant stuff LOL!!
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