Is it so bad if brother and sister mate? Most people would throw up their hands in horror at the thought. Yet it is only because a horror of incest has been bred into us over centuries. In practice very few siblings are likely to mate so in-breeding would hardly be a problem. Now I am not suggesting brother sister relationships just wondering if there is any real as against imagined problems in the arrangement. The odd time when brother and sister have married and had children usually because they had been separated early and not known each other existed nothing untoward happened and the children were healthy.
I am not sure about this but I remember reading that brother/sister marriages were common among Hawaiians in pre-European days.
If the longevity of the royal family (the Queen Mum did a Century and it looks like her daughter will too,) comes from being related to yourself, maybe it’s not so bad an idea. As Lazarus Long was heard to say – if you can expect to live a long life you have a different perspective on the investments you make in your youth.
My two brothers in law married two sisters, they were all first cousins. THeir children are bright, nice, and perfectly normal physically. Interesting eh!
Now this raises a very intersting biblical question for this kid. What about Adam ands Eve’s kids/ how the heck did they populate the earth without creating a race of 12-toed simpletons?
Then it happened again to a lesser extent with Noah’s lot – a very small section of people with which to populate the world.
Even if you look at the evolutionary theory – how was it that we all sprang up from one set of ancestors, yet managed to by-pass the increased statistical chances of being idiots?
Unless, of course (and this is the scary bit) we are actually all genetically f**ked-up idiots.
It would explain Jackass TV.
And gd – I think the research is supposed to advise us that it is relatively ok to settle down and have children with one partner who happens to be a cousin.
Not to try and get ‘three cracking looking’ ones in the sack all at once.
“Not having to ever work for a living may also be a factor.”
You have something in common with the royal parasites sonic . Are you from the land of twisted faces and bb please stop bagging Canterbury. Robbie give it a boot is going to gift the silverware to the Australians as we like losers like that Henry , Hansen , Smith wankers.