Sister Incest – Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris & Matt Dillahunty discuss…


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Date: February 27, 2019

01) Sister Incest – Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris & Matt Dillahunty discuss


“Pangburn Philosophy – A Celebration of Science & Reason LONDON with Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins & Matt Dillahunty.

This event occurred on October 1st, 2017 at the Eventim Apollo. Over 3500 people were in attendance.”

…But, why would we presume there is any diminishment in quality of life, over this?…

…as opposed to presuming that it might enhance the quality of life for many, both public and private?

Are “two sisters having incest behind every door”, honestly presenting a tangible threat to society?…

…What tangible threat?


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4 thoughts on “Sister Incest – Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris & Matt Dillahunty discuss…

  1. Pete

    As far as I am concerned, any consenting female-to-female sex is their private business and should be of no concern to anyone outwith that family. Similarly with male-to-male, and although not advisable when male-to-female (pregnancy), still not our business.

    Although in my family there were the usual irrational responses to even thinking about incest, since they have moved on, I knew those who openly admitted to it *and* they were among the most well-balanced people I’ve ever known. Indeed, they never bickered nor argued with their blood relatives, which I believe the scientists think is Mother Nature’s defence to stop such sexual relations.

    It is a shame such a fear often causes families to fight and grow apart. Just saying!

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    1. eqfoundation Post author

      I’ve never been hung up on this issue, either.

      I realize, immediate family should not reproduce with each other…but it’s pretty ridiculous, to raise a stink over mutually people happily tending to their private sexual needs, in the best way they deem fit.

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      1. Sister

        Actually, the risk of genetic health issues in a single generation is low, and we should compare this with the fact that we still allow unrelated people to have children, even when we know with absolute certainty that those children are destined for lives of misery through what we observe in the womb.

        While mating within the immediate family is not optimal for the population, which would benefit from everyone in the same pool, I see no reason at all to discourage it, given how unpopular it is, and how populated our planet is. To the extent genetic illness can accumulate and magnify, we ought to be treating this as a medical prevention issue. It seems China has already gene-edited humans, and a lot of people are looking to this as a way to prevent genetic disease. Once that becomes possible, then the argument against incest based on the risk of disease will be ancient history.

      2. eqfoundation Post author

        That is reasonable.

        I’ve been aware for many years, that the true individual risk is extremely tiny…It’s just that, if you have a large portion of the population having incest, then eventually genetically crippled people will start to be born in larger numbers.

        Most people wont likely be inclined to have sex with a sibling/parent/offspring/grandparent/etc…only the minority that does this.

        Eventually, I hope what you say comes true.

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