[Advaita-l] Marrying a maternal uncle's daughter (mAtulakanyA vivAha)
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 21 21:13:29 CDT 2011
This is further to the previous mail on this topic. If the marriage takes place
after separation of seven generations then the chances of genetic
defects occurring due to marriage within the Gotra is minimal. According
to the Mendel's law the probability of genetic hazard (ie. chance of
hereditary defect) would be 1 in
128, when the marriage takes place after seven generations. But
that does not necessarily give one the probability of genetic hazards,
because this also depends on the frequency of the genes underlying those
hazards. Paradoxically, the rarer the
gene, the more consanguineous marriage increases the risk. This result
comes about because for common defects, even apparently unrelated
individuals have some significant chance of sharing the defective gene;
when it is rare, this chance is negligible.
While science says this much one has ro think of the emotional aspects also. Arjuna married his uncle's daughter.
--- On Tue, 6/21/11, Sunil Bhattacharjya <sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com> wrote:
From: Sunil Bhattacharjya <sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Marrying a maternal uncle's daughter (mAtulakanyA vivAha)
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 4:06 PM
It seems that the cousin marriages are not as bad as one thought.
Genetic research in Otago university New Zealand shows that. In the ancient times he social out-reaching could have been probably considered more important than the other considerations.
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