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Cousin Marriage Cont’

Here’s John Stossel debunking the notion that marrying your cousin is necessarily dangerous. My understanding, for what it’s worth, is that close consanguinity leads to an intensification of traits — both bad, like birth defects and diseases, and good — like nice looks and intelligence. I find the idea repellent, but for social not biological reasons. Would you want your child’s in-laws to be your sister and her husband? 

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