View Full Version : Assassins Creed - the science behind it; truth or fiction?

07-14-2010, 10:47 AM
The idea that memories/thoughts/learned knowledge can be passed down through genetic DNA - is a cool concept. In many ways it explains things such as deja-vu, the concept of "instinct", and mood swings.

Naturally as the body is a complex tool - these things would occur. Science has also "figured" out - well the science behind these events (all except deja-vu which seems to lack a solid theory).

However, if one were to pass down memories via DNA - that would explain many instances of deja-vu -- of feeling like u been somewhere before, when in fact u havent, and or actions. also would explain why, some traits of human/animal activity, seem to just be natural reactions; something were born with and follow before being taught. These instincts are simply traits the parenting entity has either learned themselves, thus survived, or were passed down form their parents - thus giving survival of the fittest ... natural instinct.

Now im sure this is just a ramble with no backing, but thought it was a neat idea and didnt know if there was any real studies behind it.

07-14-2010, 10:53 AM
Interesting subject, I don't have too much to discuss right now but a quick Google search turned up a couple pages on the subject. I didn't really look at them though so I don't know if it's exactly what you're looking for.


http://www.ironshrink.com/articles.php?artID=060315_can_memory_be_passed_thr ough_dna