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Old 05-08-2008, 01:24 AM   #11
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hmm, how an you san a person who has developed psionic abilities and get a read on what they were when they were born? also it seems that not only is psi a genetic thing, but a possible psi thing. (sounds weird i know) what i mean is that as someone is around high active psi their bodies adjust and become partially psi active as well. just something i noticed while doing my own studies.
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:48 AM   #12
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You see more developed nons in psi families, they tend to naturally learn it in order to keep up with siblings and such. But their birthswitch is still non.

You also see born-psis in non families...who were adopted as infants. I favor genetics for birth-switch, alone, as a theory. Of course being around active psi can likely influence development a lot, beyond that.
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:42 PM   #13
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So it's...a dominant trait, then. I'll have to look into this.
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No, it LOOKS like a recessive trait. Otherwise, nons would never be born to two psi parents. But since we tend to breed with one another more often than not (frankly), it's often doubled.
I'm not sure if a simple pundit square will demonstrate it well, or if it's a complex rather than simple recessive. I don't know how partial, born-on, and specialty relate to one another either.
There's a lot of research to do be done. We need to confirm it's inherited, and then figure out how.

(Just to give an example of how complicated genetics can be--I breed ball pythons. If you take a lesser platinum ball (which is a co-dominant trait) and breed it to a normal snake, half of the offspring will be lesser platinum, and the other half will be normal. The normal offspring will not carry the lesser platinum gene. If you breed two lesser platinums to one another, 1/4 of the offspring will be normal, and not carry the gene. Half of them will be lesser platinum, and 1/4 of them will be blue-eyed leucistic snakes. The blue-eyed leucistic, or 'super platinum' is the result of combining two copies of the co-dominant lesser platinum gene. If you breed a super platinum to a normal snake, all of the offspring will be lesser platinum.

Now, say you have a simple recessive, instead of a co-dominant. Albino (or amelanistic, in this case--lacking black and red pigment). If you have an albino, and breed it to a normal, you will have all normal-LOOKING offspring, but they will all carry the albino gene. This is called heterozygous--the gene is present, but invisible. If you breed two of these heterozygous offspring together, you will get 1/4 normal snakes, 1/2 heterozygous snakes, and 1/4 albino snakes.

If you breed a heterozygous snake to a normal snake, you will get 1/2 normal snakes, and 1/2 heterozygous snakes, which is why the gene for albinism can be passed on through many generations before it meets up with another copy and is expressed in an albino offspring.

When you start mixing these genes together--co-dominants, recessives, dominants, etc, you can come up with things that look radically different from their parents. If you don't know what you are dealing with, it can take time to sort out the heredity involved.

It can take 2 or 3 generations to prove out a gene, with controlled breeding programs, and ball pythons reach adulthood in 3 years. Imagine how much more complicated it would be to do with humans...gene mapping would be much faster! All we can do is conduct polls and scan people, until we can get funding to go in and actually test for gene markers for all of this stuff).
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Hm. So what you're saying is that, although it's (apparently) recessive, it shows up more often since psis like other psis better?
Makes sense.
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still not sure how you can scan someone and get their psionic status at birth.
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