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The Resource Twins : an uncanny relationship?, Peter Watson

Twins : an uncanny relationship?, Peter Watson

Label
Twins : an uncanny relationship?
Title
Twins
Title remainder
an uncanny relationship?
Statement of responsibility
Peter Watson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Identical twins provide a unique opportunity for human genetic research: two individuals who are genetically the same, and who differences must be due to their environment. The ultimate experiment for such research is the study of identical twins who were separated at birth and reared in completely different homes, but while identical twins are scarce, those adopted into different families are rarer still. Now scientists at the University of Minnesota have discovered sixteen such pairs of siblings, and the results of their inquiries have stirred worldwide interest. For the lives of these twins reveal startling coincidences: twins who bought the same make of diary the same (and only) year and filled in entries for the same dates; twins who drove identical cars across the country each year to vacation at the same small beach in Florida; twins who arrived at the study center in Minneapolis and found each other wearing exactly the same clothes -- or the same jewelry. Telepathy? A 'spooky' bond between twins? Or just plain coincidence? Peter Watson relates the findings of the Minnesota study and explores the mathematical probability of the twins' similarities to see just how unusual they actually are. He also examines other twin reseach being conducted throughout the world, all of which raises a vital question: Are we subject to a genetic determinism that is stronger than any external influence? The answer is as yet unknown, but it appears that the role of genetics is far greater that had been thought
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watson, Peter
Dewey number
155.2/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF723.T9
LC item number
W37 1982
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twins
  • Nature and nurture
  • Coincidence
Label
Twins : an uncanny relationship?, Peter Watson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The 'spooky' coincidences between the Jim twins -- Part one. Collecting coincidences - In the twin cities - Lives of the twins -- Part two. The 'natural bond'. Twins as double trouble - Parallel lives -- Part three. The 'uncanny bond'. The science of coincidence - Coincidences around the world - The new science of chronogenetics -- Conclusion: is the bond what it seems?
Control code
ocm07813045
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780670736027
Lccn
81051909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)7813045
  • (OCoLC)07813045
Label
Twins : an uncanny relationship?, Peter Watson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The 'spooky' coincidences between the Jim twins -- Part one. Collecting coincidences - In the twin cities - Lives of the twins -- Part two. The 'natural bond'. Twins as double trouble - Parallel lives -- Part three. The 'uncanny bond'. The science of coincidence - Coincidences around the world - The new science of chronogenetics -- Conclusion: is the bond what it seems?
Control code
ocm07813045
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780670736027
Lccn
81051909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)7813045
  • (OCoLC)07813045

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