Cousin f**king is okay

June 10th, 2008 at 12:04 pm by David Farrar

The Centre of Comparative Genomics in Western Australia has found that between cousins is okay, with no serious genetic issues for most people.

It reminds me of a certain South Park song about uncles!

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32 Responses to “Cousin f**king is okay”

  1. kevin_mcm (152 comments) says:

    I am visiting Western Australia next year – will keep an eye out for 6 toed locals :)

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  2. Mark (497 comments) says:

    I like that South Park song.

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  3. bearhunter (859 comments) says:

    Oh boy, they’ll be playing their banjos til dawn in celebration around Inglewood tonight….

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  4. sonic (2,818 comments) says:

    having seen photos British Royal family I think they should look again at the data..

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  5. Murray (8,844 comments) says:

    Not everyone has sisters to choose from I guess and those Scottish winters can be long and cold.

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  6. sonic (2,818 comments) says:

    I think you are oversharing again Murray…

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  7. goodgod (1,363 comments) says:

    I don’t have any female cousins and I’m not a member of the Labour Party so it doesn’t excite me at all.

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  8. Brian Smaller (4,037 comments) says:

    Who are those lost Amazonian tribes fucking if not cousins. You only share, what, about 1/4 of your genetics with a first cousin. BTW, I am not from Ekatahuna.

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  9. jafapete (766 comments) says:

    If you were, you’d be able to spell Eketahuna.

    I’m with sonic on the royal family. Last count, the Queen is related to herself more than 300 times. Explains a lot.

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  10. sonic (2,818 comments) says:

    less than that Brian

    1/2 with each parent, 1/4 which each parents sibling, 1/8 with each cousin.

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  11. Murray (8,844 comments) says:

    They’re not lost Brian, they know where they are.

    Whats you’re excuse jafa?

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  12. gd (2,286 comments) says:

    Bugger I didnt know that 30 years ago I had 3 cracking looking cousins that tempted me but I heard about the web feet and 6 toes and fingers so resisted the temptation

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  13. PhilBest (5,120 comments) says:

    Before anyone gets too hasty, I think we should see if this “research” stands………

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  14. Bob (496 comments) says:

    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.

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  15. dave strings (608 comments) says:

    One thought, and one insight folks

    The thought
    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.

    The insight
    My two brothers in law married two sisters, they were all first cousins. THeir children are bright, nice, and perfectly normal physically. Interesting eh!

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  16. Rex Widerstrom (5,345 comments) says:

    “Of all the family reunions in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”

    Nope, doesn’t have quite the same romantic overtone, really :-/

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  17. Clunking Fist (25 comments) says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNLKQ_-4-MI

    Can’t.
    Help.
    Myself.

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  18. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    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.

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  19. Clunking Fist (25 comments) says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNLKQ_-4-MI

    Can’t help it.

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  20. sonic (2,818 comments) says:

    On your thought Dave, the longlivity of members of the Royal family may also have somethign to do with the best diet, medical care and living conditions on the planet.

    Not having to ever work for a living may also be a factor.

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  21. RRM (9,770 comments) says:

    Reminds me of the classic Australian joke about “how does a Tasmanian know when it’s his sister’s period?”…

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  22. big bruv (13,678 comments) says:

    Is it still compulsory to marry your sister in Canterbury? every time I visit the place (under protest) the evidence seems to suggest that it is.

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  23. dad4justice (8,051 comments) says:

    “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.

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  24. big bruv (13,678 comments) says:

    D4J

    Robbie is a loser who had his chance and blew it.

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  25. dad4justice (8,051 comments) says:

    BB – you stick with proven losers mate and we will see who is talking shit in the future. Come down and say your incest comment about Canterbury ladies in any hotel and I’ll visit you in the ward !!!

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  26. sonic (2,818 comments) says:

    Dad4J, you do realise that you are the one on benefits.

    I know you must be feeling all chirpy after David being all nice to you and all.

    But I’m going to go back to my usual policy of not reading anything that has your name above it.

    Enjoy howling at the moon loser.

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  27. dad4justice (8,051 comments) says:

    sonic – you are a true import coward devoid of any sensible characteristics. Who the hell do you think you are? What a wacko !

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  28. big bruv (13,678 comments) says:

    Seems you may have hit a raw nerve with Comrade Sonic there D4J

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  29. dad4justice (8,051 comments) says:

    BB – do communist cockroaches like sonic have nerves?

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  30. sonic (2,818 comments) says:

    I feel sorry for dad4j ocassionally BB and deign to respond to one of his thousands of posts name checking me.

    I’m a soft hearted hedgehog at heart.

    However he then shows up on my own blog, screaming and swearing, which leads to lots of emails from my American readers asking “who is this nut buddy?”

    Still I live in hope that one day he might not just play out the same script.

    Oh just seen his last post, so much for that hope.

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  31. dad4justice (8,051 comments) says:

    Diddums sonic you twisted nutbar!

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  32. sonic (2,818 comments) says:

    See what I mean, howling at the moon.

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