View Poll Results: distact for incest an example of eugenics?

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Thread: Is a prohibition of sex between family an example of eugenics?

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    Re: Is a prohibition of sex between family an example of eugenics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    I think it may be the only acceptable form of eugenics. It certainly isn't a religious reasoning which is good enough even though I've read somewhere the problems associated with inbreeding are somewhat overblown. However it is still a reasonable extension of eugenics. I think though that eugenics is a dangerous science for society to consider for purpose outside of incest, much more trouble then it is worth.
    But the government only goes so far as to prevent blood relatives from legally marrying; in other words, it refuses to officially sanction incestuous unions.
    It does not forbid them, though.
    There is no law against incest, no law against consensual adult relatives having children together, as far as I know.

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    Re: Is a prohibition of sex between family an example of eugenics?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    But the government only goes so far as to prevent blood relatives from legally marrying; in other words, it refuses to officially sanction incestuous unions.
    It does not forbid them, though.
    There is no law against incest, no law against consensual adult relatives having children together, as far as I know.
    Uhh.. I don't like this debate. The practise in society goes back a long way. IDK if society should seek law making about but continued moral social pressures seem sufficient to keep this problem in a can.

    Mostly I'm going to have to argue I don't know what should be done with the issue. Eugenics, morality and lawmaking is one sticky mess. I refrained from posting on the subject because of that. I stand by my opinion thought that some degree of eugenics is acceptable.. more then that is dangerous.

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