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Figure 2 of Estimating Heritability Needs Revision
Shouldn't this diagram (Twin-concordances.jpg) visually reflect the numbers cited in the
From the article: "Factors including genetics, environment and random chance can all contribute to the variation between individuals in their observable characteristics." However, we cannot conclude that random chance actually contributes to this variation. There is no evidence for randomness, only evidence of specific causation to nonrandom factors. It is true that we do not know all of the factors contributing to this variation, but we can attribute that to pure randomness than we can to the hand of god. I propose the edit: "Factors including genetics, environment, and others can all contribute to the variation between individuals in their observable characteristics." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 23:28, 24 December 2012 (UTC)
High importance but C class article
I've been a page watcher of this article for a few years, and I'm amazed how slowly this article improves, and indeed how often it seems to regress. Does anyone reading this article talk page have suggestions for more reliable sources on genetics and related issues? It seems high time to dig into the quality secondary sources and work through a top-to-bottom improvement of this article. Let's discuss what a good improvement process would be. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 02:03, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
- Just to collaboratively let all of you know, I plan to work on revisions of this article in a user sandbox, based on the sources mentioned on this article talk page (and on many other sources) and gradually add updated sections to this article as I have time to do that. Feel free to let me know how I'm doing as the edits proceed, and feel free to suggest aspects of this article that can be updated and how to bring this article up to good article standards of quality, at least. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 16:38, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
I've been looking up sources. I'll try to revise the article soon. Meanwhile, feel free to have a look at these sources.
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