I already have. However, your problem now seems to be that the referenced
article was general and does not specifically mention the Amish. Apparently
you're the only one unaware that inbreeding is rampant among the Amish.
Here's another link:
If that's not enough, DAGS on "amish inbreeding". There's more than 16000
additional articles for you to ignore and deny. Knock yourself out.
Finally something substantive. But doesn't really demonstrate any
lack of "quality", unless one kid having to have a special diet
indicates lack of "quality".
As for "knocking myself out", sorry, but it doesn't work that way.
You're the one making the assertion that the Amish lack "quality" so
it's up to you to prove it.
Here are some "non-proof" quotes from the article:
"...children, who are disproportionately afflicted by rare and sometimes
fatal genetic-based diseases because of 200 years of inbreeding."
"The Amish have higher rates of inherited disease caused by bad, recessive
genes that are diluted in the general population but remain captive in
closed societies. That increases the odds that distant relatives that are
each carriers of a rare disorder will marry and produce afflicted children."
"...a rare enzyme deficiency that if left untreated, as it was for many
years in the Amish community, will lead to mental retardation."
Just because you choose to ignore the proof doesn't mean it hasn't been
On Mon, 1 Sep 2008 00:35:09 -0400, "Buddy Matlosz"
We see downs syndrome and autism in open society breeding. Are we to
stop breeding in open society because "defectives" are happening. Heck
US grade school and high school test scores are going down. Now we are
breeding stupid kids. Oops, pretty off topic not worthy of a response.
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