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Recent content by maquiscat

  1. maquiscat

    Does anyone here actually know HOW the popular vote compact(s) would work?

    As others have noted, you are running off a false premise is asking about if the vote would change from one party to another. However, the question that is probably running in your head is essentially correct. A state under this compact could end up voting 100% for the Republican candidate, but...
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    Freedom brother and sister charged with incest

    Given the number of people throughout history, I'd say the odds were very good that several have existed. But I did note that such a person would be extremely rare. What I was countering was your number 6, because you initially wrote it more as an actual number than an average number, as you did...
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    Freedom brother and sister charged with incest

    Not necessarily. It can range from all DNA (identical twins) to none (possible if improbable) and everywhere in between. Remember that each chromosome pair splits into two with both parents, so it's possible to have two eggs have no same chromosome halves between them and highly likely to have...
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    Freedom brother and sister charged with incest

    That was me that mentioned it. 5 generations is the minimum separation so that it is not considered inbreeding. I learned that when I ran across the tidbit that animal breeders would sometimes do a single generation inbreed to reenforce a trait. As to continuous inbreeding among humans, most of...
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    Freedom brother and sister charged with incest

    That harm is over played. There have been several cases in the recent past where siblings who had no idea they were such for years, have married and had kids with no issues. First generation inbreeding does not do as much harm as is often touted. In fact it is a method breeders use often, albeit...
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    Freedom brother and sister charged with incest

    Fair enough.
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    Freedom brother and sister charged with incest

    Which translates to we let them get away with crimes more than we let men get away with crimes.
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    Man sentenced to additional prison time in second incest case

    How immoral were we when we treated women as chattel? Or kept people as slaves? Or prevented interracial marriages? In the end, you are trying to apply your set of morals to others. But that is still not the issue. Simply being immoral is not an issue. Freedom requires that we allow people to...
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    Man sentenced to additional prison time in second incest case

    You have already been shown that right/wrong doesn't automatically equate to legal/illegal, especially where religious or emotional issue are concerned. Personally freedom standards trump squik factor standards every time. If both parties are consenting then freedom for them trumps any wrongness...
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    Man sentenced to additional prison time in second incest case

    Why? If there was no force or coercion, what is the issue? Would you hold the same for mother/daughter in the same situation? Father/son (assume both bisexual for the sake of argument)? Other than your sensibilities, what harm is occuring if no force or coercion is present? A question I raised...
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    Freedom brother and sister charged with incest

    At least both were charged in this case. But why is her bail so much lower than his?
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    Man sentenced to additional prison time in second incest case

    This isn't exactly the first time incest issues have come up, especially in the context of marriage. When you do research on one aspect, others will pop up. There are a lot of myths surrounding incest because of the emotional repulsion caused by the Westermarck Effect, not to mention laws that...
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    Man sentenced to additional prison time in second incest case

    So having answered other posts, what I want to know is why isn't she behind bars also. She willingly engaged in this relationship with him, given that there is no evidence of coercion on his part? If we are going to have these laws, then when there is no force or coercion present, both parties...
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    Man sentenced to additional prison time in second incest case

    Because the repulsion is based on something known as the Westermarck Effect. It occurs regardless of genetic relationships, being developed by growing up close to someone. It's why even adopted family has the repulsion towards each other. It's why siblings who never even knew the other existed...
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    Man sentenced to additional prison time in second incest case

    Let's start with distant cousins are typically considered incest. 1st cousins is the closest it gets. That said, the bold is key. There are siblings who go so far as to be married and have kids before ever finding out they were related. I have even seen a story for a father/daughter one, where...
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