Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias
Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how phobias can develop. Scientists have long assumed that memories and learned experiences built up during a lifetime must be passed on by teaching later generations or through personal experience. However, new research has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, found that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations. The results may help to explain why people suffer from seemingly irrational phobias – it may be based on the inherited experiences of their ancestors. (via Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph)
Is this Assassin’s Creed?
"Youths are passed through schools that don’t teach, then forced to search for jobs that don’t exist and finally left stranded in the street to stare at the glamorous lives advertised around them."
So one of my children is adopted. He asked me if he was adopted and I blatantly avoided the question by saying does it matter, why would you want to be with people who don’t love you or don’t want you or can’t even take care of you? We’ve had him since he was practically a baby so I don’t even…
Probably anywhere from birth to 5 years old tbh…
Yes, children may know or have an idea on whether they have been adopted or not. If there were no new born pictures of them, if they don’t share your features, or they and their biologicals had different mentalities than you and yours do; those will be obvious signs to any child who is questioning why they may be ‘different’.
I believe it is important to let adopted children explore their roots. It does not mean that they will love you any less, but it may allow them to better understand themselves. Even with adoption at a young age, children still take on characteristics of their biological parents. Simply tell them the truth, don’t sugar coat it, and avoid making anyone seem like ‘the bad guy’. Let them decide on their own, WITH your support, on what to do with the information. Also, always encourage them to bless their biologicals instead of cursing them, after all, if it wasn’t for them, they wouldn’t have YOU! :)
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