Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Yeah, That

"... and that's what they mean by 'genetic trait.'"

"So, Mom? Like the genetic traits I have from you are my hair color and my skin color and the ones I get from Dad are that I'm tall and smart?"

"Yeah, and I think you could say you get 'smart' from both of us."

"I know you're smart too but I mean like really smart like Dad."


  1. He's much more likely to have inherited 'smart' from you, since the X chromosome seems to have an important role in intelligence:

    "If a male has some outstanding intellectual ability (associated with the X-chromosome) he is likely to be disappointed in the abilities of his sons because that ability can only be passed on to his daughters. He would be especially likely to be disappointed in his sons if he chose their mother on the basis of her beauty rather than her intellectual capabilities.... In contrast a female with some special intellectual trait is likely to find it in both her sons and daughters. Her sons could have it to a greater degree than she does."

  2. What about his awesomeness? That's gotta be from mom definitely. ;-)

  3. Hmmm. I feel a time out coming on.


  4. This is like my 8 year old saying he only wants his dad to help with math homework, because dad is actually good at math. Ummm...