human genetic diversity
sesame at MCN.ORG
Sun Aug 10 16:25:32 EST 1997
Somebody has to say it ...
Nach <abrdlher at reading.ac.uk> wrote:
"I wouldn't worry about human genetic diversity. What is true, is that
mating between closely related individuals (say brother and sister) will
have a higher chance to produce offspring ...
... who are idiots ... plain and simple ... and that's the main reason
incest is taboo everywhere ... NOBODY wants idiot children ... genetic
diversity be damned ... NOBODY WANTS IDIOT CHILDREN ... and the fact that
incestuous coition produces idiots was discovered the hard way [but is being
retested constantly] ... look around ...
>I wouldn't worry about human genetic diversity.
>What is true, is that mating between closely related individuals (say
>brother and sister) will have a higher chance to produce offspring
>homozygous for larger number of genes, than mating between not-so-closely
>related individuals. An allele can be lethal in homozygous state, while
>the same allele could be fine if heterozygous, as long as the other allele
>Inbreeding does decrease genetic diversity, increasing homozygosity.
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