By jellybean_94 - 15/08/2009 04:33 - Canada
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meke, Shut up. Not everyone here does that. In fact nobody I know here does it. It's more common in NY or CA. Oh, and to dispel more rumors, we're not all toothless hicks that chase pigs. Got it? Good.
Actually, objectively, there's nothing majorly wrong with first cousins marrying. As long as there haven't been immediately previous incidences of incest, there's only an increase in the incidence of genetic disorders/inheritable bad traits of about 2% over the normal population. Not that I'm endorsing cousins marrying/having children, but as long as it's a one-generation thing, nothing too bad should happen.
I don't get it. What's the FML? It's not that bad. It's not like they're brother and sister.
My parents are first cousins too, lol, I turned out fine. Just don't go off with your first cousin, there will probably be some trouble there :P
.___. that is just freakish. yeah get tested. Those who are saying there's nothing wrong with it.. well this makes the world a ton more interesting to me. LOL Srsly, get tested. Really. Please.
agree! also, back in the 1700s century, all the royals wanted pure blood... so they married their cousins, nephews, nieces, so there's a high chance that all Europeans are related yet some of them are the richest and smarts ppl and countries... moreover, I'm sure you'd already have symptoms if u had issues
You are on average 50% the same as your siblings are far as what genes u get from your parents. Your kids take 50% of your genes. So on average you will only have about 12.5% of the same genes as ur first cousin from your common grand parents on average. So from a single generation of first cousin marriage the odds of u picking up a problem from this are pretty low. Having said that your parents are 99.9125% the same as each other genetically anyway, and your 99.9% the same as any random person on the street - no matter what race they are. So who cares! :P