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Old 05-19-2012, 11:25 AM
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Wink If humans were dogs....

There's just no way 99.9% of the population would be allowed to breed!

Temperament issues, allergies, joint problems, genetic defects, instability.

I was thinking about this when discussing if I'd have kids with a colleague. We were laughing that my colleague has beautiful children, but they're riddled with ill health.

If we were dogs, not many of us would pass health tests and temperament tests lol!
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:29 AM
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Would we only allow proven adults to breed? Athletes, useful people, doctors, engineers?

Id be a mutt. With hyper mobile joints. Someone's pet lol. Never allowed to breed!!
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:31 AM
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Ha! I was actually born with hip dysplasia....
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:39 AM
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I have Marfan syndrome and an unstable temperament. Diabetes runs in my family. My boyfriend has beta thalassemia, athsma and depression. Thyroid problems run in his family.

We're not going to breed, though, even though there's a 66% chance I'm a ginger carrier, and a 50% chance he is. We could have ginger babies! Designer colors omg.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:40 AM
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:47 AM
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I have Marfan syndrome and an unstable temperament. Diabetes runs in my family. My boyfriend has beta thalassemia, athsma and depression. Thyroid problems run in his family.

We're not going to breed, though, even though there's a 66% chance I'm a ginger carrier, and a 50% chance he is. We could have ginger babies! Designer colors omg.
Psssh, the health issues will work themselves out--breed for color!!!
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:54 AM
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Psssh, the health issues will work themselves out--breed for color!!!
There are theories that redheads will be extinct in the not-so-far-distant future.
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:05 PM
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Psssh, the health issues will work themselves out--breed for color!!!
This made me giggle.

My sister is strawberry blond and has a disproportionate number of redheaded male friends. There is hope! ;]
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I have poor vision. Not horrible (things far away are blurry, so I can't read signs and such), but I do wear contacts. And my posture sucks. But, I do have perfect teeth! Never needed a retainer, braces, or any of my teeth pulled. On my mom's side, cancer seems to effect the males and reproductive issues (in older age - not a problem til you hit 45 or so) seems to effect the women. Dad's side has heart disease and joint problems.

My boyfriend suffers from mild depression, has hearing loss in his left ear, is missing one of his pectoral muscles, he needed a retainer as a kid, and has arthritis in one of his hips due to a hip surgery he had to have done (hip dysplasia, maybe?). One of his arms has double muscling, I do believe. His vision is perfect, though. I don't know about his family health - I think depression and diabetes are common.

Maybe we'll get lucky and have kids without vision/dental issues! LOL We won't even touch the hereditary tendencies...
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:07 PM
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Ginger is a common colour here in the UK, and would actually probably be frowned upon as an undesirable colour lol. Gingers tend to be mocked!
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