Tuesday, April 28, 2009
okie doke. so this blog entry is a theory that i made up whilst watching 'The Last Stand' (aka X-Men 3) at gillys place one day. it randomly came to me so of course i had to shout it aloud and since gilly was, unfortunatly for her, next to me during this relevation she endured my biology rant about it. now she has tried to explain this to one of her friends, shanan, but he doesnt seem to understand her so HOPEFULLY this will make things a tad clearer for him. now the problem with this theory is it is a tad sciency so ill give u that basic background info for all those who hate biology before i go into the theory so bear with me here...
every human has a haploid chromosome cell number of 23 (with the exception of diseases like down syndrome where a 3rd chromosome number 21 is present). two of these chromosomes are the sex chromosomes XX in females and XY in males. still with me?
a persons sex is determined by what sex chromosome is passed on from the male to his offspring. the mother always passes an X chromosome over and the father either passes a Y making the child male or a X making it female.
heridetary diseases can be carried on either the X or the Y chromosome depending on the disease. if it is carried on the X chromosome then (depending on whether or not it is a dominant traite) can not take affect in the female as they have another X chromosome which could overrun the disease if it was a recessive one and the female offspring will become a carrier. however if, if the infected X chromosome is passed to a male offspring then he will display the disease as he has no other X chromosome to rule over it. though if the Y chromosome is infected it means that the disease is paternal (meaning passed through the father) and onle males will be infected as they inheriet the Y chromosome.
ok i hope i havent lost you in any of that. now hopefully i should be able to connect it without confusing you...
the most well known X-Men lore about the mutant gene comes down to this.
The mutant gene is passed on from the father.
which is, if you paid any attention to my paragraphs above, impossible due to the many FEMALE mutants. for a female to be a mutant it means that the disease is carried on the X chromosome and could either be from the mother OR from their fathers mother BUT IT IS DEFINATLY NOT A PATERNAL LINKED DISEASE AND IS NOT CARRIED FROM THE FATHER.
X-MEN YOU ARE WROOOOOOOOOONG.
but the worst part of the entire thing is that x-men came out AFTER the discovers on human sex chromosomes! so silly.
anyway i think i have proven my point now. do you understand now shanan?!!!!
love from Helsinki
PS. the image i have enclosed is of my favourite marvel character, Tabitha Smith/Meltdown.