Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Angeline Kantola (
14 Aug 1996 00:35:56 GMT

A brief and final comment, without namecalling:

In article <>,
Joel and Lynn Gazis-Sax <> wrote:

>What my point has been all along is that you can take the same building
>blocks and get some dramatically different results. My primary example
>was the genotype and the phenotype distinction used in genetics to
>explain why two individuals can have the same genes and yet turn out
>quite differently.

In the above paragraph you've effectively debunked the examples you've
cited as producing different physical phenotypes from the same genotype.
Putting genetically identical organisms (rats, humans, whatever) in a
different environment (with different diet, air quality, bacterial profile
in the drinking water, whatever) means that there is, in fact, a different
set of building blocks.