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To: curmudgeonII
There is a factor that you have overlooked when you speak of the Pharaohs.
Many were found to have multiple physical disorders and defects that have direct connections to inbreeding and incest, and who's to say that much of their "god-like" behavior was brought about by genetically linked mental instability.
King Tut was found to have skeletal defects related to inbreeding, and his father, who's name escapes me, was also said to have been "misshapen".
These are extreme, involving multi-generational crossing and recrossing of the same narrow bloodlines.
I feel the same way you do about incest.. It's wrong, and I see no reason to let it start just because some "progressive" thinks it's OK.
34 posted on 05/21/2004 6:30:38 PM PDT by cavtrooper21 (Response times: My 12 gauge - 30 seconds / my .45 - 4 seconds/ Local police - ?)
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To: cavtrooper21
King Tut was found to have skeletal defects related to inbreeding, and his father, who's name escapes me, was also said to have been "misshapen".

King Tut's daddy was [please excuse my spelling on this] Akhenaten - he's the guy that pushed monotheism in Egypt. He was hated by the priestly caste, and most references to him have been destroyed. There are some scholars who believe that the grossly distorted statues of him may have been due to a then-current artisitic fashion [Ancient Egyptian cubism?] rather than a gentic flaw[s].

37 posted on 05/21/2004 6:46:28 PM PDT by curmudgeonII (Time wounds all heels.)
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