Eagel (
Fri, 3 Feb 1995 15:58:10 -0500

Since you want to argue on a theological bases needed I remind you that
in all three of the monotheistic religions spring from the area of Africa
and the Arabian peninsula tend to denouce the mating of siblings that
share at least one parent. Are you saying that God is a hypocrate?

On 31 Jan 1995, WIlliam C. Wilson wrote:

> <snip>
> > Yes, Adam and Eve had daughters,
> Are you sure about this? the only childern I have ever read about
> in Genesis are Cain, Abel and Seth. Both Cain and Seth are described
> as marrying the "daughters of men" tho where these other men came
> from is never cleared up.
> > and many scholars claim that since
> > Adam and Eve had been created in a sinless state, there would be no
> > harmful effects from brother and sister mating.
> What does being created sinless have to do with having potential
> genetic ?imperfections?; or are you equating sinlessness with perfection?
> If so would you care to define which genes are perfect even for
> something as simple as ABO blood types? Which is better AB+ or O-?
> > It would have taken a few generations for the gene pool to be
> corrupted by sin so that mating siblings would be harmful.
> > Mark
> How does the act of mating corrupt the genes? The problem with incestuous
> matings is not that they create new bad genes but that they are MUCH
> more likely to pass a double dose of any harmful recessive already
> present. Geneticly incest between siblings that could be shown to be
> free of harmful recessives (& other genes) would not be a problem and might
> actually be very desirable. If all double doses are weeded out permanently
> and proven carriers dont breed further it might be a very useful pattern,
> of course it wouldn't be very Humane or Moral (at least by western standards).
> William C. Wilson