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user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
3rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" And in those cultures where inbreeding is most common, you start seeing bizarre mutations like babies with two heads, six arms, organs that have grown on the outside of their bodies, etc. "</blockquote>




Do you have examples of this? My parents were cousins, their parents were cousins and countless generations back. No one in my family has any defects or mutations.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting Pusherman:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" And in those cultures where inbreeding is most ... [snip!] ... were cousins, their parents were cousins and countless generations back. No one in my family has any defects or mutations."


Look in very populated countries where incest is common in poor villages- India, China, Bosnia, Hungary, Czech Republic.

Minion Due September 30; 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 19992 posts
3rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" Look in very populated countries where incest is common in poor villages- India, China, Bosnia, Hungary, Czech Republic. "</blockquote>




I figured that was because they didn't have as good of medical care as more developed places.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
3rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" Look in very populated countries where incest is common in poor villages- India, China, Bosnia, Hungary, Czech Republic. "</blockquote>




I can look in my own country. Birth defects were rare before the 90s when people began being suffering the effects of the DU weaponry used in the Gulf War.



But do you actually have a legitimate scientific/medical study and not just hearsay? You also have to take into account environmental influences such as unclean drinking water, poor prenatal medical care, lack of vitamins crucial to fetal development and so on.

THE Draco Malfoy 1 child; Tennessee 19885 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting Minion:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" Look in very populated countries where incest ... [snip!] ... "</blockquote> I figured that was because they didn't have as good of medical care as more developed places."

i don't know about that but the things she listed are here in the states and other place that don't practice incest.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting Minion:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" Look in very populated countries where incest ... [snip!] ... "</blockquote> I figured that was because they didn't have as good of medical care as more developed places."


That could also be a contributing factor, but mutations don't happen because the mother takes her prenatals. It's genetic.

Minion Due September 30; 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 19992 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting Dovahkiin:" That could also be a contributing factor, but mutations don't happen because the mother takes her prenatals. It's genetic. "


Yeah, but I figured that in more developed countries if a baby has a severe defect like the ones being described, it would most likely be aborted or have corrective surgery to fix it. Those other countries don't have as good of options as we do. They probably don't see ultrasounds and possibly don't have the option to abort.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
3rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Pusherman:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Dovahkiin:</b>" And in those cultures where inbreeding is most ... [snip!] ... were cousins, their parents were cousins and countless generations back. No one in my family has any defects or mutations."</blockquote>




That's what I was saying. Id like to see proof that physical deformities and mutations are because of "inbreeding"

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
3rd Apr '13

Which whoever thinks "in breeding"causes mutations and physical deformities needs to do some research... I looked up some stuff just now and didn't find anything.

......................... Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
3rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Carissa Biron:</b>" Which whoever thinks "in breeding"causes mutations and physical deformities needs to do some research... I looked up some stuff just now and didn't find anything."</blockquote>




I'm not saying is causes it. I'm saying there's a higher risk of it. If theres a recessive trait within the family it won't be weeded out without adding new genes to the pool.

Interrobang!? 6 kids; Ontario 1176 posts
3rd Apr '13

My neighbours growing up were a cousin couple. They were in their late 70s at the time though, they're still alive and in their 90s now. Their kids and grandkids were all normal if I recall, they just seemed like any other couple.



I don't have any particular prejudice against it. TBH this girl I knew from school who is married to her stepbrother, with no blood relation, squicks me out way more than cousin couples, because they were raised together.



I have cousins I've never even seen a picture of, I wouldn't know them from anyone else if I passed them on the street. If I met and fell in love with one of them, so be it. It would only be weird if we had grown up close.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
4th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nathaniel'sMom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Carissa Biron:</b>" Which whoever thinks "in breeding"causes ... [snip!] ... a higher risk of it. If theres a recessive trait within the family it won't be weeded out without adding new genes to the pool."</blockquote>




Oh I know what your saying but you weren't the one who brought up mutations and sick physical deformities lol

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
4th Apr '13

Actually, most the issues arising from inbreeding are mental.



Look at what centuries of cousin to cousin marriages did to Europe's royal and aristocratic families.

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6263 posts
4th Apr '13

Because you share the same family. To me, it's weird.. I dated my step cousin when I was a kid but he was my step dads nephew, not related, him and my mom got together when I was almost a teenager.. and even that is weird to me. To each their own but I would never marry my family.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22817 posts
4th Apr '13
Quoting SAFFY: Skooma Dealer:" Actually, most the issues arising from inbreeding are mental. Look at what centuries of cousin to cousin marriages did to Europe's royal and aristocratic families."


yup. LOTS of mental issues.
ever notice the nmber of dwarves painted in portraits of families that were wealthy?
Ever watch Deliverance?