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Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:30 am

Pokeyouindaeye wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:Alright, so I emailed a former bio instructor of mine about this and this was his reply:

They're called "polygenic traits" and s*** as simple as eye color is controlled by them. Mendelian Genetics was based on the existence of one gene for one trait, which we know now isn't the case (hence polygenic). For you to produce significantly compromised offspring with your relative, you would both need to be heterozygous recessive for enough of the polygenic traits to dictate a serious change, and then have all of those recessive genes become homozygous in the offspring which, statistically speaking, is staggering. While its indisputable that generations of inbreeding can f*** your shit up significantly, the fear of retard mutant babies is not what causes the taboo of brother/sister f***ery.

From the sources I've been able to find online, and this, it seems to me that only multi-generational inbreeding significantly improves the chances of birth defects.

edit: I guess I should censor that.

Even though multigenerational inbreeding has a higher chance of producing birth defects, I still wouldn't condone it on a singularly generational model. Retard/mutant babies just really aren't that high up on my list of things to deal with in my lifetime, no matter how low the possibility.

I also wish I was on such frank speaking terms with my earlier bio profs. :-D

haha...his classroom manner was about the same, only with a little less swearing. He was actually very funny and engaging, it was about the only science course I could stand.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:21 pm

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Postby Coppermine » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:22 pm

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Technically, that wasn't incest... she was adopted :-b
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:22 pm

Absolutely Adequate wrote:Madison,

There very well is a difference between incest and gay relationships. I don't think anyone in here can claim to be an expect on incest (aside from our Canadian brothers) and, even after this long thread, I'm still not sure if incest increases the chance of birth defects.

That's the difference. If it increases the chance of birth defects, I want it to be illegal. If it doesn't, I don't care. I'm always on the side of more freedom until it hurts someone.

I find the following things gross and wrong:
Line dancing
stupid sports nicknames
scotch and milk, mixed together
people who meet other people online
Yankees fans
Cole Slaw
And about 1000 other things.

I don't think any should be illegal, though, since they don't hurt anyone. As far as I can tell, and I reserve my right to change my opinion if anyone presents a good argument, incest hurts no one. I'm totally for it.


1. My friend Jeremy's father got remarried. His stepmother and daughters moved in. 2 years later... Well, you can see where this is going. He was 18. His stepsister was 18. You get the idea.

2. Hypothetical Steve met a really sweet girl. They date for awhile. Things progress. And then they find out they have the same father.

Out of curiousity, which is worse?

how can you hate Cole Slaw? load it up with salt and it's the pefect ending to Fish and Chips...and seeing the ACS and Cu posts with Woody above it looks like the thread has gone off track
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