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(Sun Sentinel)   Bad news for folks in the Deep South   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 26
    More: PSA, birth defects, University of Leeds, absolute risk, cultural norm, cousin marriage, Health research  
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2013-07-06 11:32:13 PM
3 votes:
Aside from the ignorant remarks already provided and this study, the problem is not cousin marriages per se. The occasional cousin (first or any) marriage is not a genetic problem. And if there is no defect to pass on, twice zero is zero. So much for the headline. It is the constant generation after generation of close marriages that magnify any genetic anomaly. The study population seems to be one of many generations of close relative marriage. In other words, they have reproduced much like the royalty of Europe, i.e. closed communities. Hapsburg chin anyone? Porphyria perhaps? So shove your Southern jokes where the sun don't shine.
2013-07-06 08:31:16 PM
3 votes:
No farking shiat!!!
Have you seen the royal family???
You don't get ears that big and teeth that long unless you cross an elephant with a badger!
Seriously, money that could help the poor become educated was put towards the biggest derp study in history.  Farking morons!
2013-07-06 06:56:54 PM
3 votes:
Birth defects, also known as congenital abnormalities......

"It used to be birth defects. Now it's congenital abnormalities."
www.therichest.org
"Get the fark outta here."
2013-07-07 02:55:37 AM
2 votes:
I grew up in western PA and I live now in the deepest part of the Deep South now. I deeply resent  submitter's implication that southerners can hold a candle to my native Appalachia when it comes to cousin-farking.

Down here there are no mountains, and mountains are what makes it too goddamn much work to go fark someone you're not already related to.

Besides, it's not all bad. Sure, I don't clot so well, but I can taste purple and if you're a redhead I can hear your thoughts.
2013-07-06 11:18:50 PM
2 votes:
womanstats.org
2013-07-06 10:56:37 PM
2 votes:
Study is about a British town with a Pakistani community. Better make fun of the American South.
2013-07-06 10:56:34 PM
2 votes:
www.hearth.com

Obligatory
2013-07-06 10:56:01 PM
2 votes:
img1.imagilive.com
2013-07-06 08:25:29 PM
2 votes:
I thought we already knew this...didn't we already know this?
2013-07-07 12:12:13 PM
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I thought we called it the "Derp South" now


An idiot cocksucker who knows nothing about it might...
2013-07-07 02:09:50 AM
1 votes:

Solid Muldoon: Yeah, keep using us as your Judas Goat. Cos y'all are sooooo civilized up there in yankee land.


Scapegoat.  To use the South as a Judas Goat, the rest of the country would have to be using the South as an example to some third party of why sister-farking was good for the third party.  Kind of missed the part where the rest of the country actively tries to present the South's sexual proclivities for ersatz cloning as the gold standard.
2013-07-07 01:23:05 AM
1 votes:

Oldiron_79: I thought this has been known since like forever.


My pakistani buddy said 'whats wrong with marrying your cousin' and refused to believe it resulted in a higher rate of defects..   He said it was some garbage tossed around to be culturally bigoted.

Then again, he snaps your pencil when he starts losing a debate and gets flustered.
2013-07-07 12:30:20 AM
1 votes:
2013-07-07 12:20:11 AM
1 votes:

2chris2: Ambitwistor: [img1.imagilive.com image 298x380]

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Here's the family tree of Charles II of Spain.  It's an interesting story, for those who haven't seen this before.

If you look, you'll note multiple cases of uncles marrying nieces, and as each generation goes by, they become more and more inbred.  And here's how he turned out:

The Habsburg King Charles II of Spain was sadly degenerated with an enormous misshapen head. His Habsburg jaw stood so much out that his two rows of teeth could not meet; he was unable to chew. His tongue was so large that he was barely able to speak. His intellect was similarly disabled. His brief life consisted chiefly of a passage from prolonged infancy to premature senility. Charles' family was anxious only to prolong his days and thought little about his education, so that he could barely read or write.


He died at 38 - while not a long life, it was hardly brief.  If anything, he was famous for not dying, because everyone in Europe was basically waiting for him to do so to start the War of Spanish Succession.  He was the watched pot of Europe in the 1600s
2013-07-07 12:08:33 AM
1 votes:

Oldiron_79: There is an Icelandic study that says 3rd cousins are actually less prone to inbreeding defects than people even less related than that.


Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are second cousins once removed, through Christian IX of Denmark, and also level third cousins, through Queen Victoria.  See ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha for how that turned out.
2013-07-07 12:05:40 AM
1 votes:

Ambitwistor: [img1.imagilive.com image 298x380]


i41.tinypic.com

Here's the family tree of Charles II of Spain.  It's an interesting story, for those who haven't seen this before.

If you look, you'll note multiple cases of uncles marrying nieces, and as each generation goes by, they become more and more inbred.  And here's how he turned out:

The Habsburg King Charles II of Spain was sadly degenerated with an enormous misshapen head. His Habsburg jaw stood so much out that his two rows of teeth could not meet; he was unable to chew. His tongue was so large that he was barely able to speak. His intellect was similarly disabled. His brief life consisted chiefly of a passage from prolonged infancy to premature senility. Charles' family was anxious only to prolong his days and thought little about his education, so that he could barely read or write.
2013-07-07 12:04:39 AM
1 votes:
As has been said up thread, first cousin marriages provide enough genetic variety that they aren't a problem - so long as they don't become habitual.

Double cousins, OTOH, are nearly as bad as siblings when it comes to lack of genetic variety. (This is two siblings marrying two siblings, and their offspring marrying/producing offspring)

/understand the statistics of sexual reproduction
2013-07-06 11:49:42 PM
1 votes:
Yes, Deep South states like New Jersey, Connecticut, Alaska...

www.themuslimtimes.org
2013-07-06 11:32:09 PM
1 votes:
So... are there a lot of (how should I say it?), "Count-to-Potato-Pakis" out there?
2013-07-06 11:29:39 PM
1 votes:
Little known fact:  The official motto of the Confederate States of America was "If you can't keep it in your pants, keep it in your family."
2013-07-06 11:24:10 PM
1 votes:
The lack of new genetic into any group is dangerous. It's not specifically cousin couples that have a higher risk. It's  generationsof cousin couples that have a higher risk.
2013-07-06 11:14:04 PM
1 votes:
www.motherjones.com
2013-07-06 11:07:01 PM
1 votes:
Bad news for Pennsyltucky, too.
2013-07-06 11:03:49 PM
1 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
Whew, good thing mom and dad weren't cousins...
2013-07-06 10:57:11 PM
1 votes:
I thought we called it the "Derp South" now
2013-07-06 10:56:56 PM
1 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
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