Saturday, June 24, 2006

Ancestors Offer Career Counseling

Genes Reunited has been looking into the phenomenon of people sharing the same occupation as their ancestors.

In addition to large numbers of people who found they came from a long line of sailors, watchmakers and the like, it found that growing numbers of people were turning to their family trees for evidence of a “grand design” that would give them guidance on what kinds of jobs they are likely to be good at. Of the 3,000 respondents to a survey, 71 per cent said that they had come to their family history to seek out patterns, such as a bias towards a particular occupation or a penchant for a certain talent. [Link]
This would explain why Drew Barrymore thinks she can act.

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