Gil Hardwick (
Fri, 19 May 1995 09:21:18 GMT

In article <>, ( writes:
>No doubt, but incestuous and close cousin fertilization also greatly
>increases the chances of the zygote's getting two copies of some
>catastrophic recessive gene.

For this "incest taboo" theory of yours to hold, you have to explain
why so many isolated and otherwise culturally diverse people who know
nothing whatsoever about either zygotes or recessive genes, hold so
consistently nevertheless to the idea of incest being a crime.