Genetics

This explains a lot

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Many people can’t fathom the crazies of Islam, and you’ve all heard the epithet “mad Mullahs”…but it seems that there may be sound reasoning as to why they seem unable to act like reasonable human beings.

Inbreeding…I’m not kidding. It seems cousin shagging is all the rage?amongst Islamic nations and peoples.

Nikolai Sennels is a Danish psychologist who has done extensive research into a little-known problem in the Muslim world: the disastrous results of Muslim inbreeding brought about by the marriage of first cousins.

This practice, which has been prohibited in the Judeo-Christian tradition since the days of Moses, was sanctioned by Muhammad and has been going on now for 1,400 years in the Muslim world. This practice of inbreeding will never go away, since Muhammad is the ultimate example and authority on all matters, including marriage.

The massive inbreeding in Muslim culture may well have done irreversible damage to the Muslim gene pool and extensive damage to its intelligence, sanity, and health.

According to Sennels, close to half of all Muslims in the world are inbred. In Pakistan, the number approaches 70%. Even in England, more than half of Pakistani immigrants are married to their first cousins, and in Denmark the number of inbred Pakistani immigrants is around 40%.

The numbers are equally devastating in other important Muslim countries: 67% in Saudi Arabia, 64% in Jordan and Kuwait, 63% in Sudan, 60% in Iraq, and 54% in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. ? Read more »

Tuesday General Debate

This post is all yours.

If you need any inspiration, today?s Debating Topic is:

What if you could screen embryos for diseases before they became babies? What if you had the power to choose the traits your baby would have? Would you use it?

We should permit genetic testing at early stages of pregnancy to detect sex, hair colour, eye colour and any major genetic abnormalities so unwanted babies can be aborted.

Bugger! I was hoping it would happen

It seems that Jurassic Park will remain just a movie with a bad pinko actor in it.

Ancient dinosaur DNA is unlikely to survive inside the bodies of insects encased in amber according to a new study that will dash the hopes of fans of Jurassic Park that it may be possible to one day resurrect the giant prehistoric reptiles.

The title of the fourth instalment in the Jurassic Park series may have just been announced, but already scientists have poured cold water on any hopes that dinosaurs can be resurrected in the way they are in the films.? Read more »

The Scientific Secret of Strength and Muscle Growth

Puzzle unlocked, why are people gay? Colin Craig may be surprised

Recent research suggests that the perplexing question as to why people are gay has now been discovered.

Unsurprsingly, it is genetic, just not how you would imagine. Poor old Colin Craig, he will be dumb-founded by the research.

Scientists may have finally solved the puzzle of what makes a person gay, and how it is passed from parents to their children.

A group of scientists?suggested Tuesday?that homosexuals get that trait from their opposite-sex parents: A lesbian will almost always get the trait from her father, while a gay man will get the trait from his mother.

The hereditary link of homosexuality has long been established, but scientists knew it was not a strictly genetic link, because there are many pairs of identical twins who have differing sexualities. Scientists from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis say homosexuality seems to have an epigenetic, not a genetic link.? Read more »

Face Of The Day

Bobby Neel Adams has created a photographic meld of Art and Science by exposing the genetics in our families:

 

 

 

What happens when cousins marry and breed?

In New Zealand we have laws that prevent same sex marriage, yet allow first cousins to marry. What are the odds of genetic mutation from first cousins marrying:

The inbreeding is computed as a percentage of chances for two alleles to be?identical by descent. This percentage is called “inbreeding coefficient“.

Ironically the inbreeding?coefficient?for first cousins is 6.25% which is probably the same percentage as there are homosexuals in society.

What are the issues of inbreeding then?

A 1998 review found 1-4% increased?morbidity?for offsprings of first cousins compared to offsprings of unrelated parents. A 1994 review found 4.4% increased?mortality?for offspring of first cousins. After controlling for several sociodemographic factors, infant mortality for offspring of first cousins had?odds ratios?of 1.36, 1.28, and 1.32 for the neonatal, postneonatal, and infant period. There has been little research on how inbreeding affects common adult disorder although some preliminary evidence support effects on many such disorders including cardiovascular diseases and common cancers. Many previously not identified genetic disorders have first been recognized in highly?endogamous?communities and the mutation causing the disease may be unique to such communities.

A review of 48 studies of children born to cousins found that most of the children were healthy, with birth defects affecting 4% of births for consanguineous couples compared to 2% for the general population.

So we have laws that allow first cousins to marry and as a result have an increased risk of genetic deformities and illness. None of this happens with sam sex marriage and yet that is prevented by law?

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