Secret Inbreeding Continues
To Weaken Human DNA
By James Donahue
A study by a research team at University of Sussex, UK,
suggested that forced inbreeding among humans in the distant past damaged the DNA code and made us all vulnerable to genetic
A report published in New Science said the team compared
samples from the genomes of more than 1000 people with those of chimpanzees to determine the extent of genetic mutation since
these two species diverged from a common hominid ancestor about six million years ago.
Comparisons were made with another closely related pair
of mammals, rats and mice.
It was discovered that the rodents had a much better success
rate of keeping the DNA line strong and devoid of negative mutations. Both chimps and humans have emerged as being more susceptible
to diseases like cancer, diabetes and mental illness.
The theory is that there was some kind of evolutionary bottleneck,
or mass extinction that nearly wiped out the hominid ancestor to both species. Consequently the process of pruning damaging
mutations by way of natural selection of the fittest mates was reduced, the report said.
Adam Eyre-Walker, a member of the Sussex research team,
noted that these kinds of genetic problems linked to inbreeding can accelerate extinction. But he noted that something happened
to the human DNA that he identified as “a few advantageous mutations” like large brains and the development of
language seems to have saved us from the inevitable.
Eyre-Walker said the selective pressures are less severe
in today’s world because of the huge expansion of global population and improved healthcare that helps people with defective
genes participate in society and have children.
That we are allowing people with genetic defects to breed
is a black mark in the human lifeline, however. It means that humans are collectively accepting defective genetic information
to spread throughout our numbers. We have chosen to hide the defects through advanced science and medicine and they are being
passed on through children and grandchildren and careless breeding practices.
German dictator Adolf Hitler understood this problem and
attempted to make corrections by advancing what he termed the Arian race of people. That the Nazis chose to resolve inferior
genes through the mass extermination of misfits and other races of people was too radical for its time, however, and helped
lead to Hitler’s downfall. Yet he was correct in his concerns.
There has been another social practice over the years which
also intensified the problem of impure genetic bloodlines in humans. Because of religious taboos prohibiting freedoms in sexual
behavior, many men living in predominately Christian countries have entertained a secret practice of “sleeping around”
and often fathering secret children by other men’s wives, sometimes within a few miles of their own home.
In recent years, it has not been uncommon for men to father
children by their own daughters.
Because these “discretions” are usually kept
secret, and because abortion until only a few years ago was prohibited by the church and by law, they could not be erased.
Thus it has been common for the children of the same father to marry and have children of their own. Needless to say this
is intensifying the problem of genetic damage through contemporary inbreeding.
The rise in the number of mentally impaired and genetically
damaged children throughout regions of the United States in the last century suggests that the problem of mistaken inbreeding
has been severe. Yet it is a problem that few, if any, sociologists are daring to look at.
The genetic destruction going on under the fog of religious
doctrine and political shame may be more horrible than we dare to imagine.