On Top Of Genetics
“On top of Genetics, all covered with snow jobs, I lost my true lover ’cause genes told me so.”
Epigenetics means “over genetics.”
In other words, “on top of genetics.”
Here’s an example …
On your workbench in your two-door (Yin-Yang) garage are several items.
There’s a pistol, a dictionary, a screwdriver, a comic book, a pocket knife, a jug of water, a gallon of gasoline, a fifth of tequila, a firecracker, a vacuum cleaner, and a thingamajig.
Those are your genes.
That’s your genome — genetics.
What do you do with them?
That’s your epigenome — epigenetics.
So a geneticist says …
“The pistol is telling you to pick it up because it’s closer to your right hand than the dictionary or the comic book.”
“You’re reading the dictionary because it had a bright red cover that was easier to see than the gunmetal-gray pistol.”
Feel free to make up any line of malarkey you can shovel out.
That’s what geneticists do.
They can’t help it.
Their genes tell them to make things up.
Ask Bill Nye the Science Guy.
How did gene jockey marketers come up with “epi” and “genetics”?
Because they’re hip to the English language being so ideally ambiguous.
They sussed out the over-schooled public would associate “epi” with “epiphenomena” — secondary phenomena, a byproduct.
They thought no one would connect “epi” with “epicenter” — the central point of something.
Most people don’t.
Where’s the real power?
Is it with the electric company?
The transmission lines?
The smart meter?
The electric cord?
The electric lamp?
The electric bulb?
The electric filament?
The guy who turns the lamp on and off?
Or his wife, mother, father, boss, or warden who tells him to turn the lamp on or off?
Or little green aliens from outer space with guitar-pick faces and superior technology?
According to Adano Ley …
“All thoughts are recycled thoughts of our Space Brothers.”