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Not too bright r u

Lawrenceburg, TN

#41 Apr 26, 2013
My 2 Cents wrote:
Although it is legal in Tennessee and several other states, it is an old world tradition practiced by European royal families to keep from contaminating bloodlines. My prayers and sincere sympathies goes out to those children born out of this ignorance, most do not have long healthy lives.
Please site your sources. This is not necessarily true. Incest, father/daughter, brother/sister, yes this can be very true, but where are you getting your info from concerning cousins?
My 2 Cents

Smyrna, TN

#42 Apr 26, 2013
Not too bright r u

Lawrenceburg, TN

#43 Apr 26, 2013
My 2 Cents wrote:
http://ngm.nationalgeographic. com/print/2010/09/tut-dna/dobb s-text
OMG! Are you serious??? Now you are only making yourself look stupid. This is your source?? National Geographic is not any source of medical backing. It is story oriented, based on a journalistic mumbo jumbo with absolutely ZERO medical/scientific backing and pretty pictures.

Please present some authoritative medical, scientific resources. Get yourself educated.
kissingcousinsyu ck

Clinton, SC

#44 Apr 26, 2013
Not too bright r u wrote:
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And I happen to have really hot cousin! Too bad she is married.
Obviously, your not to bright. Your the disgusting f*** that would have sex with your cousin. So you are not bothering me.
My 2 Cents

Smyrna, TN

#45 Apr 26, 2013
Not too bright r u

Lawrenceburg, TN

#46 Apr 26, 2013
kissingcousinsyuck wrote:
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Obviously, your not to bright. Your the disgusting f*** that would have sex with your cousin. So you are not bothering me.
You're not your. I can't help it if you have an ignorant gene in your DNA. It is not about what disgusts you, it's about what is right or wrong and so far you haven't shown anything to prove it is wrong except your own ignorant phobias. And hey, that's okay. You have some ugly cousins anyway so you have nothing to worry about, right?
Not too bright r u

Lawrenceburg, TN

#47 Apr 26, 2013
My 2 Cents wrote:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/hea lth/healthnews/7957808/700-chi ldren-born-with-genetic-disabi ...
http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/38/6/14...
That is it, go educate yourself you fool!
Dufus, your Telegraph article went nowhere and isn't much better than the National Geo article. Your Oxford article backs me up with the fact that the risks are extremely minimal.

It also wrongly sites biblical claims that are not conducive to what Jewish writings say. Notably, marriages were not explicitly prohibited with a cousin of any type or degree, with a brother's or sister's daughter, or with a mother's brother's wife. In fact marriages between uncles and nieces are permissible in Jewish canon law and a specific form of cousin marriage between the children of brothers is advocated as a preferred form in certain circumstances.

See:http://www.umanitoba.ca/fa culties/arts/anthropology/tuto r/case_studies/hebrews/marriag e.html

In April 2002, the Journal of Genetic Counseling released a report which estimated the average risk of birth defects in a child born of first cousins at 1.7–2.8% over an average base risk for non-cousin couples of 3%, or about the same as that of any woman over age 40.[179] In terms of mortality, a 1994 study found a mean excess pre-reproductive mortality rate of 4.4%,[180] While another study published in 2009 suggests the rate may be closer to 3.5%.[1] Put differently, first-cousin marriage entails a similar increased risk of birth defects and mortality as a woman faces when she gives birth at age 41 rather than at 30.[181] Critics argue that banning first-cousin marriages would make as much sense as trying to ban childbearing by older women.

179.^ Connor, Steve (2008-12-24). "There's nothing wrong with cousins getting married, scientists say". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2010-04-30.

180.^ Bittles, A.H.(2001). "A Background Background Summary of Consaguineous marriage". consang.net . Retrieved 2010 Unknown parameter |unused_data= ignored (help), citing Bittles, A.H.; Neel, J.V.(1994). "The costs of human inbreeding and their implications for variation at the DNA level". Nature Genetics 8 (2): 117–121. doi:10.1038/ng1094-117. PMID 7842008.

1.^ a b c d e f g Kershaw, Sarah (November 26, 2009). "Shaking Off the Shame". The New York Times.

181.^ Connor, Steve (24 December 2008). "There's nothing with cousins getting married, scientists say". London: The Independent.
Not too bright r u

Lawrenceburg, TN

#48 Apr 26, 2013
My 2 Cents wrote:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/hea lth/healthnews/7957808/700-chi ldren-born-with-genetic-disabi ...
http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/38/6/14...
That is it, go educate yourself you fool!
Dufus, your Telegraph article went nowhere and isn't much better than the National Geo article. Your Oxford article backs me up with the fact that the risks are extremely minimal.

It also wrongly sites biblical claims that are not conducive to what Jewish writings say. Notably, marriages were not explicitly prohibited with a cousin of any type or degree, with a brother's or sister's daughter, or with a mother's brother's wife. In fact marriages between uncles and nieces are permissible in Jewish canon law and a specific form of cousin marriage between the children of brothers is advocated as a preferred form in certain circumstances.

See:http://www.umanitoba.ca/fa culties/arts/anthropology/tuto r/case_studies/hebrews/marriag e.html

In April 2002, the Journal of Genetic Counseling released a report which estimated the average risk of birth defects in a child born of first cousins at 1.7–2.8% over an average base risk for non-cousin couples of 3%, or about the same as that of any woman over age 40.[179] In terms of mortality, a 1994 study found a mean excess pre-reproductive mortality rate of 4.4%,[180] While another study published in 2009 suggests the rate may be closer to 3.5%.[1] Put differently, first-cousin marriage entails a similar increased risk of birth defects and mortality as a woman faces when she gives birth at age 41 rather than at 30.[181] Critics argue that banning first-cousin marriages would make as much sense as trying to ban childbearing by older women.

179.^ Connor, Steve (2008-12-24). "There's nothing wrong with cousins getting married, scientists say". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2010-04-30.

180.^ Bittles, A.H.(2001). "A Background Background Summary of Consaguineous marriage". consang(dot)net. Retrieved 2010 Unknown parameter |unused_data= ignored (help), citing Bittles, A.H.; Neel, J.V.(1994). "The costs of human inbreeding and their implications for variation at the DNA level". Nature Genetics 8 (2): 117–121. doi:10.1038/ng1094-117. PMID 7842008.

1.^ a b c d e f g Kershaw, Sarah (November 26, 2009). "Shaking Off the Shame". The New York Times.

181.^ Connor, Steve (24 December 2008). "There's nothing with cousins getting married, scientists say". London: The Independent.
Not too bright r u

Lawrenceburg, TN

#49 Apr 26, 2013
Sorry for the double entry, Topix was delayed in posting so I re-posted.

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