Why you have blue eyes even if both your parents have brown eyes
The chances, mathematically, of getting a recessive gene like blue eyes from parents who have dominant genes, is four in one. Keep in mind that is just a mathematical model. Brown-eyed people can have hundreds of brown-eyed children before the blue-eyed one pops up. It's a mathematical possibility, that's all. My family did the mathematical model perfectly. I have three brothers, all with brown eyes, the children of brown-eyed parents. I got the recessive gene, which gave me blue eyes.
Genetics are complex things, which create the diversity and richness of life on planet earth.
Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
- Max Ehrmann
Posted by Brad Hall