i wouldn't take as fact anything you read on a website called
www.cousincouples.com as it doesn't strike me as a hotbed of gentics
However if you think about it your first cousin is the offspring of your
parents sibling and a 3rd party with completely different genes (providing
they didnt marry their cousin too) and your parent related to that sibling
also married a 3rd party.
So one of your parents and one of your cousins parents share very similar
genetics yet each married a 3rd person so you are made up of only 1/4 of the
original genetics as is your cousin so any child you had would be like in
the 1/8 category possibly also given siblings arent 100% identicle unless
they are twins. SO its not as close as you may think with at least 2
different "strangers" DNA coming into play along the line.
Its not as bad as siblings procreating when they have very similar genes and
so any reccessive are very likely to pair up in a child to create the
it would be quite bad if cousins married in succesive generations because
then the gene pool really does get rather small.
However noone said these couples were going to procreate so the question
then arises if both partners were say sterilised so that there was 0% chance
of procreation would it then be wrong? Or is just the fact we have been
morally and geneticaly programmed to reject such a scenario because of the
genetic problem with procreation?
"lvk" wrote in message
> Originally posted by REM
> > Blow me away !!! U mean I ust missed out on all the cute cousins I
> > had ......... ???? bummer !!
> > Correct me if my biology is wrong, Isnt marrying too close to the
> > blood cause genetic problems to the offsprings ?? You would think
> > twice about teh future of your children before you such a stupid thing
> > !!!
> Who are you to judge??? Yes, your biology IS wrong. Check out the
> site Wizzard is referring to.
> If that's your attitude, I am afraid to hear what you have to say about
> same sex marriage.
> Many people come to Canada because they hope it's a more tolerant
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