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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 5/18/2002 4:40:58 PM EDT
Consider this: You are in a perfectly happy marriage...the type we all dream about. You are 5-10 years into the marriage and have a couple of perfectly healthy children. One day, you discover your wife is actually your half sister...looks like your father wasn't faithful to your mother after all....and your wife/sis is unaware. Would you want to preserve your marriage and try to convince your wife to keep it hush-hush? Would you even tell her?
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 4:44:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 4:55:16 PM EDT
Turn this into a poll and give us more choices.
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 4:58:10 PM EDT
what ever you do you do it for the kids,try to keep their enviroment as stable as possible. even if it means covering it up. why fuck up their lives for something your(storyline) father did. rescue92
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 5:22:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 5:24:03 PM EDT
Well, if it really is the 'perfect marriage', Hubby shouldn't be able to live with the idea of not telling Wifey. And, if it really is a perfect marriage, Wifey will work through it with Hubby. I would say that since the marriage is good, the kids are healthy and can't moonlight at the carnival, and it was no one's fault who is in the family in jeapordy, work it out and keep it quiet. Don't destroy a good home because paw couldn't keep it in his pants.
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 5:39:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 9:53:48 PM EDT
IIRC this actually did happen to a couple who found out they were siblings from their DNA tests on Sally Jessy Rafael. There was also something about the state subsequently invalidating their marriage license.
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 10:15:06 PM EDT
this is such BS. There's nothing wrong with marrying your relatives. The Europeans used to do it all the time. Especially their royalty. There is no good scientic evidence that suggests that any significant harm will come through the marriage and procreation among close relatives. That's just a load of BS invented to maliciously villify incest.
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 5:15:39 AM EDT
Zippy...Answer the question...Did you tell her yet?...LOL
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 5:24:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jz02: this is such BS. There's nothing wrong with marrying your relatives. The Europeans used to do it all the time. Especially their royalty. There is no good scientic evidence that suggests that any significant harm will come through the marriage and procreation among close relatives. That's just a load of BS invented to maliciously villify incest.
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You need to fix your profile. It says you're from NY not Arkansas. Relocate?
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 5:53:07 AM EDT
In Europe they call it royalty. In the U.S. its called hillbilly.
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 6:07:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jz02: this is such BS. There's nothing wrong with marrying your relatives. The Europeans used to do it all the time. Especially their royalty. There is no good scientic evidence that suggests that any significant harm will come through the marriage and procreation among close relatives. That's just a load of BS invented to maliciously villify incest.
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Suggest you read the (I believe the month was) March, 2002, issue of Scientific American. Granted, genetic defects resulting from inter-marriage of relatives is not as much of a genetic "problem" as some believe, however, there are still significant risks of this. While the chance of (even minor)genetic 'problems' happening to off-spring of to non-related partners is about 1.7%, the chance of it occurring to off-spring of 1st cousins is about 4.2%
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Link Posted: 5/19/2002 7:30:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By FMJunkie: Well, if it really is the 'perfect marriage', Hubby shouldn't be able to live with the idea of not telling Wifey. And, if it really is a perfect marriage, Wifey will work through it with Hubby. I would say that since the marriage is good, the kids are healthy and can't moonlight at the carnival, and it was no one's fault who is in the family in jeapordy, work it out and keep it quiet. Don't destroy a good home because paw couldn't keep it in his pants.
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If it were a perfect marriage, then this situation would NEVER occur.
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 3:43:14 PM EDT
I have a regular subscription to SciAm and I did read the article. 4.2% isn't a lot. so it's a bit more than twice 1.7%. Incest was practiced throughout human history and only became villified through dubious claims of genetic malfunctions. Procreation in any sense involve risks, every step of the process. So what is a few extra percentage point going to matter? Besides, howcome we never hear about the genetic benefits of inbreeding? I think the popular press is biased and are reporting one sided facts to discourage incest. Procreation between genetically similar invidividuals prevent the dilution of natural genetic mutations. We need a certain amount of inbreeding to effect evolution, or else our mutations will be too diluted to enable us to evolve.
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