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Several Pharaonic dynasties collapsed after a couple of hundred years. In order to keep wealth and power within the family, the Pharaohs often married their own sister or half-sister and after a handful of generations the offspring were mentally and physically unfit to rule.
Royal families often married among each other because tradition did not allow them to marry people of non-royal class. The high amount of mentally retarded and handicapped royalties throughout European history shows the unhealthy consequences of this practice. Luckily, the royal families have now allowed themselves to marry for love and not just for status.
The Muslim culture still practices first cousin marriage, predating the world’s oldest monarchy (the Danish) by 300 years. Muslim inbreeding impacts intelligence, sanity, health and society. Here is a well-documented article examining this practice.
The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,657,000,000, or 24% of the world’s population. Muslims have earned a total of 12 Nobel Prizes. The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000 or about 0.02% of the world’s population. Jews have earned 129 Nobel Prizes.
Might Consanguineous marriage explain this?
H/T Lee (see the report from NOAA)
The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen, Norway. Read more »
Vladimir Lenin was born April 22, 1870, Ulyanovsk, Russia
Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
What a coincidence!
As a side note: The co-founder of Earth Day is a convicted murderer. Ira Einhorn was found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend and stuffing her “composted” body inside a trunk.
Michelle doesn’t appear to be as amused.