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Reply #210 - May 1st, 2016 at 12:45pm
 
FD, Iíd like to know how the Muselman destroyed his genes by marrying his cousins, but the Romans (and then the European aristocracy) came out completely unscathed.

Are you up for questions yet?
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Reply #211 - May 1st, 2016 at 12:51pm
 
freediver wrote on May 1st, 2016 at 12:36pm:
North, do you have a point?

polite_gandalf wrote on May 1st, 2016 at 12:03pm:
freediver wrote on May 1st, 2016 at 10:25am:
What is it that set western Europe apart Gandalf? Did they become richer and more powerful because they were more exploitative, or less?


Exploitation expanded to an unprecedented level under western imperialism. You can't deny that.


Everything expanded to an unprecedented level. Can you tell what is the cause and what is the symptom?


Everything there is keeps on expanding and expanding in all of the directions it can whizz. As fast as it can go, the speed of light, you know, twelve million miles a minute and that's the fastest speed there is.

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Reply #212 - May 1st, 2016 at 12:52pm
 
I have no idea what the rate of cousin marriage was in the Roman Empire, but I would not say they came out unscathed. You know the empire collapsed, right?

As for the European aristocracy, a lot of them lost their heads as well, and they all lost power. Probably not a direct result of inbreeding, but there are some well documented diseases among the aristocracy resulting from the inbreeding.
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Reply #213 - May 1st, 2016 at 1:00pm
 
freediver wrote on May 1st, 2016 at 12:52pm:
I have no idea what the rate of cousin marriage was in the Roman Empire, but I would not say they came out unscathed. You know the empire collapsed, right?

As for the European aristocracy, a lot of them lost their heads as well, and they all lost power. Probably not a direct result of inbreeding, but there are some well documented diseases among the aristocracy resulting from the inbreeding.


Right. So the cause of the cancer that is Islam - cousin marriage and sinister tinted inbreeding - does not apply to the"inclusiveness" of the Roman empire, despite the fact that inbreeding there was how power was maintained.

Is that what you mean by inclusiveness? You havenít said.
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Reply #214 - May 1st, 2016 at 1:38pm
 
The political inclusiveness of the Roman Empire is a reference to their democratic mechanisms.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy#Ancient_origins

The inbreeding in Muslim countries is not a reference to power relationships. They are all doing it:

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Reply #215 - May 1st, 2016 at 2:07pm
 
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FD, Iíd like to know how the Muselman destroyed his genes by marrying his cousins, but the Romans (and then the European aristocracy) came out completely unscathed.

Are you up for questions yet?


I believe FD has got it right with ("they are all doing it")

As I see it, the inbreeding in the Romans and the European aristocrcy was in all probability confined to the upper ruling classes, with the general populace mostly practicing non consanguineous marriage.

Resulting in a healthy general population.

It's the exact opposite with the muslims.

Inbreeding is widely practiced across the entire spectrum of their society. muhammad did it so everybody has been doing it repeatedly for the last 1400 years.

To the point where muslims are now the most inbred low intelligence people on this planet.



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Reply #216 - May 1st, 2016 at 2:09pm
 
freediver wrote on May 1st, 2016 at 1:38pm:
The political inclusiveness of the Roman Empire is a reference to their democratic mechanisms.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy#Ancient_origins

The inbreeding in Muslim countries is not a reference to power relationships. They are all doing it:

http://www.ozpolitic.com/articles/images/Global_prevalence_of_consanguinity.png


How long did the Roman republic last, FD?

Iím curious.
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Reply #218 - May 1st, 2016 at 2:40pm
 
Sorry, I Didnít catch your answer, FD. Did you just say it ended in 27BC with the rise of the Caesars?

I see. So by inclusiveness, you really mean a system of patronage that was held together by inter-familial marriage, right?†Uncles, aunts, cousins, and in the case of Caligula, his sister. A system so nepotistic and entrenched that the church stopped priests marrying to avoid such "inclusiveness".

Good to see you putting it all out there, FD.

Can I ask you a question?
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Reply #219 - May 1st, 2016 at 2:57pm
 
Here is the last time I answered your question Karnal. I will get out the crayons, just for you:

freediver wrote on May 1st, 2016 at 1:38pm:
The political inclusiveness of the Roman Empire is a reference to their democratic mechanisms.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy#Ancient_origins

The inbreeding in Muslim countries is not a reference to power relationships. They are all doing it:


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Reply #220 - May 1st, 2016 at 3:23pm
 
Aha. Mechanisms.

Did slavery have anything to do with them?

How about the Caesars?
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Reply #221 - May 1st, 2016 at 5:39pm
 
Greek Athenian (direct) democracy - We wouldn't want that would we? Imagine a proposal put to the people (voting en masse) to confiscate 10% of the wealth of the state's richest 10%... Popular proposal? I bet it would be.

Roman 'democracy' - More like what we'd call today (and the ancient Greeks did call) an Oligarchy in disguise.
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Reply #222 - May 1st, 2016 at 5:45pm
 
Voting by delegable proxy combines the best aspects of direct and representative democracy.

People learn soon enough not to kill the goose.
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Reply #223 - May 1st, 2016 at 5:48pm
 
freediver wrote on May 1st, 2016 at 5:45pm:
Voting by delegable proxy combines the best aspects of direct and representative democracy.

People learn soon enough not to kill the goose.

You can only kill the goose once - No good learning not to after its dead (RIP Socrates).
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Reply #224 - May 1st, 2016 at 5:49pm
 
We tend to only kill it a little bit. It is remarkably resilient, our goose.
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