Scientists recently announced the discovery that memories seem to be passed down through the generations through DNA. “The experiences of a parent, before even conceiving offspring, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations.”
At first mention, one may think to oneself: okay, this makes sense, big deal. But actually this conclusion would have been laughed off as spiritual mumbo jumbo as recently as a decade ago. A biological transmission of memory has been known to exist in many species, including elephants who can literally smell out the bones of their ancestors. But before now, we didn’t expect that this occurred in humans, especially with the most subjective of emotions, like fear.
Scientists say the discovery may help explain irrational phobias, as people may experience fear based upon genetic material passed down from generations of ancestors. Read more
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
How Is Memories Being Passed Down Through DNA Not Paranormal?
Scientists claim no proof has ever been found for the paranormal. That may be true - if you change the definition of paranormal .whenever you confirm a paranormal phenomenon.