What implications can black and white twin sisters in Queensland have for individuals, for Australia, and for the world?  Black and white twin sisters in Queensland: What...

What implications can black and white twin sisters in Queensland have for individuals, for Australia, and for the world?

 

Black and white twin sisters in Queensland: What implications can these twins have:

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Lori Steinbach eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I'm not exactly sure what this question means, but it seems to me there are several explanations for twins being different colors (races).  These explanations have implications, as well.

Perhaps they are different races because of some genetic throwback to a race. (In other words, a white person carrying the genes from a black ancestor, or vice versa.)  The implications of this are racial in nature.  Imagine the surprise (or worse, the horror or dismay or disgust or whatever else) of a person who had no idea there was any racial intermingling in the family.  We do still live in a world where, unfortunately, a surprise like that might be a deal-breaker for one partner in the marriage.  The acceptance of the "unexpected" child could also be in some doubt.

Perhaps the twins are of different races because of an in vitro fertilization error--two eggs not from the same mother or fertilized by different fathers.  The implications here are ethical and stem from the practice of artificially creating a pregnancy through scientific and unnatural means.  Should we be manipulating nature's course in such a way?  Is there any obligation to give the child to its rightful genetic donor?  The acceptance issues are potentially the same.

I don't know enough about the story or the question to help you any more than that, I'm afraid, but the concept is an intriguing one to think about.