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Offline Mike in Cumbria

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Re: Genetic Memory?
« Reply #90 on: Sunday 23 June 19 09:16 BST (UK) »
I'm sure we've been here before :o

When this topic came up I had a vision of Malcolm and Mike (or M&M to their fans) standing on opposite sides of the same brick wall, determinedly banging their heads thereon - and look, here they are ;D

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Re: Genetic Memory?
« Reply #91 on: Sunday 23 June 19 10:59 BST (UK) »
I'm sure we've been here before :o

When this topic came up I had a vision of Malcolm and Mike (or M&M to their fans) standing on opposite sides of the same brick wall, determinedly banging their heads thereon - and look, here they are ;D

Carol

Yes, we've been doing it all our incarnations, down through the centuries.

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Re: Genetic Memory?
« Reply #92 on: Sunday 23 June 19 17:54 BST (UK) »
My tree is simply heaving with clergymen, missionaries and bible thumpers but .....

Bless you!  ;D

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Re: Genetic Memory?
« Reply #93 on: Sunday 23 June 19 18:43 BST (UK) »
"The Memory Illusion" by Dr Julia Shaw is a fascinating exploration of the way memory works and why almost everything we think we remember is wrong and why we all remember things that never happened.

I haven't read the book but I notice very often when something is said/written by someone, it's seldom reiterated the same even when it's in black & white...

I replied to a post a few days ago with "this may be better on" (Board)/"would probably be best on" (Board), giving my reason as to why that particular board...

Later, I read a reply on my suggested board which has "I was told to move my post here"...

I've often in the past, had to correct people (not on RC) on what was actually said/written as it can alter many things when incorrect.

I've also came across a few things in my life where others' memories seemed a bit muddled & extreme but believable to others who wouldn't have known the truth!

Annie
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Re: Genetic Memory?
« Reply #94 on: Tuesday 02 July 19 11:44 BST (UK) »
I've just come across a reference to "The Science of Fate: Why Your Future is More Predictable Than You Think", a recent book by Hannah Critchlow of Cambridge University.

Details at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Science-Fate-Future-Predictable-Think/dp/1473659280 - other retailers and review sites are available.

Has anyone here read it, and does it help with what we've been discussing here?
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Re: Genetic Memory?
« Reply #95 on: Tuesday 02 July 19 12:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks arthurk - I think this sounds like quite an interesting read.  I see my library has a copy of it so I will try to get hold of a copy.

I can see this subject is quite controversial but I really do think there are times when we might be influenced by our genetic make up.  Not everything of course but I do think sometimes the things we are drawn to might have some genetic connection/predisposition.

Regarding the 'Emily gene'  when I was about to have my own son, I suddenly became interested in a name for him (if he was a boy) which I had never been particularly fussed on.  However, I felt this one particular name was the right one for him; the name I really particularly liked became his second name.  Many years later, when I really got in to family history I discovered the name that I felt was so 'right' for him features very strongly in my ancestral background - it is in every generation of a line I am particularly drawn to.  Mind, this is not an unusual name and I know many people would say there is no connection at all with any genetic influence.  Personally, though I am still convinced that genetic influence does exist not only in physical appearance/temperament but also sometimes, in our decisions/choices, aptitude and things we are drawn to. 
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