We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing which colors went together. We knew that the girls were our twins, that we all existed in space like animals with identical skins, and that they knew everything about us though we couldn’t fathom them at all. We knew, finally, that the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love and even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.— Jeffrey Eugenides
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You can spend too much time wondering which of identical twins is the more alike.
Its the most breathtakingly ironic things about living: the fact that we are all-identical twins included-alone. Singular. And yet what we seek-what saves us-is our connection to others.
Fred and George turned to each other and said together, "Wow, we're identical!" "I dunno though, I think I'm still better looking," said Fred, examining his reflection in the kettle.
He had the kind of face only a mother could love.
If that mother was blind in one eye, and had that sort of milky film over the other one, ya..ya know, ya know what I mean? But still he was my identical twin.
Identical twins. I'm glad they're identical 'cause you save money on photographs. That's what I like. Yeah. Here's my little boy. I got another one just like it.
Things every person should have: •A nemesis.
•An evil twin. •A secret headquarters. •An escape hatch. •A partner in crime. •A secret identity.
Look at identical twins. When you get closer, you start to see the small differences. It all depends on how much you magnify it.
Your brain develops depending on your individual history.
What has gone on in your own brain and its consciousness over your lifetime is not repeatable, ever - not with identical twins, not even with conjoined twins.
According to a recent study of the brains of identical and fraternal twins, differences in the amount of gray matter in the frontal lobes are not only genetically influenced but are significantly correlated with differences in intelligence.
In some domains it looks as though our identical twins reared apart are.
..just as similar as identical twins reared together. Now that's an amazing finding and I can assure you none of us would have expected that degree of similarity.
Wow, we're identical!
I think twins can sometimes be shoved into the same mold and they can start to feel like they're not being given a chance to develop their own identities.
[Cloning] can't make you immortal because clearly the clone is a different person. If I take twins and shoot one of them, it will be faint consolation to the dead one that the other one is still running around, even though they are genetically identical. So the road to immortality is not through cloning.
No matter how great the script, the actual film will only be a distant relative of it - it will never be an identical twin.
Anybody who objects to cloning on principle has to answer to all the identical twins in the world who might be insulted by the thought that there is something offensive about their very existence. Clones are simply identical twins.
Ironically my brother died in a car accident shortly after Airbag was recorded.
He's not an identical twin so I didn't care.
All the work on heritability was never based on looking at genes;
it was based on the similarity between identical twins or between parents and children. Now that geneticists can look at genes, they can't find genes that account for more than 10 percent of the variation in any human trait.
Researchers have found that identical twins who have been separated for long periods of time actually invest in a similar manner. Biology really does affect how we spend money.
Not even identical twins can have the exact same experiences, and their brains are not wired the same way.
Without identical twins, you'll never get to experience entering a hotel room with one of them and watching him run into the full-length mirror because he though he saw his brother.
If you look across a host of measures at adoption studies, fraternal v.
identical twin studies, twins-raised-apart studies, the history of early childhood intervention research, naturally-occurring experiments, differences between societies, changes over history, and so forth, you tend to come up with nature and nurture as being about equally important: maybe fifty-fifty. The glass is roughly half-full and half-empty.
There are no identical twins, or forgivable sins.
Last time I was in Canada Celine Dion had just given birth to identical twins.
Which is quite an achievement given her age and face.
The nurse pointed out that identical twins were already clones in a sense, and Mother Emmanuel suggested that the soul to worry about belonged to the person who would have himself cloned at great expense when so many unwanted children were going hungry.
With identical twins, you always get a little snidey one.
I agree that you might clone some people who would look amazingly like their parental cell donors, but the odds are that they'd be almost as different as you or me, and certainly more different than any of today's identical twins.
Let me tell you about customs, James," said Lillian.
"I am not accustomed to being summoned to someone else's home. You're very fortunate that I came." "I am indeed blessed," Dad told her. "I am also, by the way, called Jon." Lillian looked faintly surprised. "Are you?" "Really?" Dad asked. "Really? I was the only Asian guy who went to our school. I kind of stood out. While you are an identical twin, and I still managed to know your name.