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That's right. Not even identical twins have the same physical fingerprint. Their genetic fingerprints, on the other hand (!), are a direct match.Chris
...Clinical medicine keeps in contacts with cell physiopathology, or at least with organ-physiopathology through specific branches, such as laboratories and Public Health medical technology as it operates in today’s modern societies. But even in the circumstances just mentioned - which facilitate therapy, though limiting the intuitive approach-, clinical medicine still keeps a double privilege: its relationship with the individual as a whole, and the personal participation to the rational scientific approach not limited to the mere application of its instruments. Nature has no duplicates: even homozygous twins have different fingerprints. The Hippocratic conquest of the “hekastos”, the each and single, the this and the that, still keeps its diagnostic importance, beside the necessary attempt to fit the unique case, despite its low statistical frequency, into a more general and better defined entity.http://www.academiavita.org/template.jsp?sez=Pubblicazioni&pag=testo/et_ricbiom/cappelletti/cappelletti&lang=english
Nature has no duplicates: even homozygous twins have different fingerprints.....
Quote from: chris on 21/05/2008 09:27:09That's right. Not even identical twins have the same physical fingerprint. Their genetic fingerprints, on the other hand (!), are a direct match.ChrisIf I understand this correctly Chris....do you then mean that our fingers DO have identical fingerprints to the corresponding fingers on the other hand ? ie: my pointing finger on both hands have the same fingerprints ?
What about snowflakes? They are duplicated, so why should someone, somewhere not have the same prints as someone else?