Tracking Across Generations, Tracking Down Iterations
So far this blog, beginning here, has considered 5 case studies, all having the same basic orientation to the world in their common expression of open/closed centers–the aspects in their make-up that are hard core, immutable, in contrast with where they are open and fluid (“what you are here to work on in this life”).
Note the white and non-white centers in the body graphs below, the first Case Study 1, the author of this series, followed by Case Studies 5 (her father) and 4 (her son), both men having closure in thoughts and thinking processes, the top two centers.
My mother’s chart, I expect, might show an open thought center, based on the line of thinking below regarding the x-chromosome and intelligence.
Again, see below the centers which are hard-wired (closed, colors) or malleable (open, blank), especially in these two, the top two shapes for thought and thinking centers. (Thought the contents, thinking the operations?)
Before I saw these charts, these two men’s thinking processes were like an open book to me, or as I saw it, like opening a tiny door in the side of their heads to look inside and watch the clockwork movement of their thinking operations, shared also by my dad’s sister (and myself)–hyper-logical, playful with argument, rational, good at numbers, humane and observant of human nature, readers.
DNA and the Inheritability of Intelligence
I first heard it on The People’s Pharmacy from host Joe Graedon, the intriguing report: intelligence in the son is inherited from the mother. A scientist friend doing brain research at Duke confirmed this is true, as well as others I query.
And this comparison of human design charts, or bodygraphs, adds some weight to my own observations of these two men, in how similar they are in their mental organization.
The correspondences between Cases 4 & 5 with Case 1 validate this line of inquiry, showing a line of heritage from father to daughter/mother to son.
The lay person who can comprehend the inheritability of male-pattern baldness can see that it is the mother’s two parents who represent the possibilities for inheritability from the mother. It is thought to be associated with the x-chromosome and/or mitochondria?
In this family, Case #5 has baldness on both sides but can observe his maternal grandfather for that trait to see that is not a concern for him, while the factors of brain operations are.
But Whatever Happened to the Y-chromosome?
The DNA of IQ is fascinating. For me, it is a trigger connected to the ancient manipulation of genetics on Earth. Something just does not smell right about that, an ancient objection to being tampered with, identical to feeling sexually used and abused.
So in the course of the long contemplation about the inheritability of intelligence, I kept in mind a question and a picture of the y-chromosome. After all this time of looking at it, more and more it looks to me like the evidence of some kind of tampering.
See Also in Comparing Similar Charts
Other cases in this series (Cases 1-3) are still under investigation. These share birthdates at roughly 90-day intervals and may offer rich comparison in how design (nature) and personality (nurture) are expressed.