Monday, 19 October 2009

I'm thinking about running an experiment into a genetic basis for the inheritance of cultural traits:

Cultural traits (fashion sense, taste in music etc.) are genetically determined, so that people with similar genes will tend to learn behaviours in the same way.

Get two identical twins.
Separate them until they both decide to get a hair-cut.
Record their haircut choice.

If one subject shaves off all his hair, the other will too.

I'm thinking about calling it the bald-twin effect.

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