Thank you for interesting replies! I love to read them
I have a 3 y o boy. There is no history of twins in my dh's or my own family.
What sparked my interest in this issue is my psychology class.
I am thinking about making a report on twins.
What puzzles me the most about twins is that identicle twins have identicle DNAs and therefore they produce the same brain waives - this is what explains the similarities in twins who were raised apart; however, there are several factors that may make identicle twins act different - family environment, outside environment, etc.
one couple dressed their identicle daughters differently from birth, encouraged them to like different things, go after different intersts as children. As grownups, these twins look different, they went to 2 different colleges in different parts of country and have totally different career fields.
Another example is if parents treat their identicles differently, they will most certainly be different. Like, if one of the twins was severly injured at birth, it is most likely that he or she will require more care than the healthy twin.
What do u guys think? Is it genes VS environment? a little of both?
I have a theory that some identicle twins are 99.9 % alike and other identicles can be as little as 70 % alike.
It's very interesting topic for me to explore.
Thanks for your info