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Nope. I need proof of these claims or else its all horse ****.

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No, most families do not inbreed.

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But many people used to marry their cousins for centuries. People don't do it anymore because it is incestuous. I thought of this idea earlier today and found it an interesting possibility

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It that were true, the problem would have been worse back then.

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But excessive inbreeding caused people to carry the genes...I really think it's possible. So-called "idiocy" was researched in the 1800s and was found to be a cause of consanguineous unions.

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No

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vaccines

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Nope, I feel as if they were always around but the communication boom has made the world smaller and things like that are now more easily seen.

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Inbreeding, chemicals, all kinds of medications, but what do we do, man has had to deal with so many things, and in his ignorance of the side effects of many things he has done as he desperately tried to fix those things, has created a whole new set of problems.

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And what era are you living in, may I ask? I fear for the world

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It was an idea I thought of earlier, and if you think about it, people used to marry/have children with their cousins or distant relatives. ****** is known to cause mental/physical deformities in children; OR, if they seem "healthy" then they would be carriers of more recessive genes than someone born from non-related parents.

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A little narrow and general. I think maybe your thinking of royalty and the upper classes from certain other centuries. Many tribal people had/have strict kinship systems. You should probably read a bit more about the science of genes etc

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According to Professor Robin Fox of Rutgers University, it is highly likely that 80% of all unions in history were between family members. That doesn't just include royalty; that includes anything before, and even laypeople. I know quite a few things about genetics and heredity (I take a Forensics course and DNA is a thing we have been going over. Plus I learned about it extensively in previous school years), and for you to say that is pretty biased.

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Not necessary inbreading. There are all sorts of incompatibilities. For example, some married couples can never have kids with each other, but they could if they slept with other people.



Sometimes a child can end up with a mental disability if too many parents's chromosomes are too similar, or too different or a number of other reasons.

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Drugs n booze that you all want legalized....

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I think maybe "slow" people are. and the ones with ears that stick way out. There's a small town in Missouri where there's a lot of people with these ears

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That makes sense. In a town near the Maine-Quebec border there is a town where nearly everyone is related.

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That could be a factor, but I'm sure there are many other contributing factors such as complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

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Yes. But if you think about it, many people married their relatives (especially cousins) for centuries. I just thought of this idea today and I found it to be interesting considering that people who have inbred in the past may have had children who had mutated or recessive genes to pass on (like the gene for Down syndrome)

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It was probably a much bigger cause in those days than it is now, when we have laws against inbreeding.

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Yeah, that makes sense. But something like Down syndrome was not first recognized until 1862, when John Langdon Down first characterized the disorder.

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