Fri Apr 11 15:43:49 PDT 2003

At 18:26 4/11/2003 -0400, Mark A Mandel wrote:
>On Fri, 11 Apr 2003, Philip Hart wrote:
>#On Sat, 5 Apr 2003, David Silberstein wrote:
>#> I imagine that our resident medical/biological experts could explain
>#> learnedly about the widow's peak being a recessive or dominant trait,
>#> and the genetic implications behind the fact that it shows up in all
>#> Dragaerans except Teckla.
>#The implication would be that no nobility ended up as Teckla, or nobles
>#who join House Teckla don't have children, or that a noble's point is a
>#strong selection disadvantage for Tecklas (which I can well imagine).
>#I assume that the recessive gene was bred out of nobles long ago because
>#homozygous recessives get kicked out or perhaps exposed a la Oedipus.
>That's assuming that this statement is categorically true across the
>Teckla population. I don't think (whoever said it) knows that as a fact.
>The n.p. could be very rare in Teckla, possibly for any of the reasons
>mentioned above (and its genetics in our species don't have to have
>carried over to Dragaerans, through all the J's mucking around with
>their genomes).

Inquiring genomes went to mind.