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Was Charles II of Spain unlucky or inevitble mistake of bio?

  1. Nov 13, 2016 #1
    Was Charles II of Spain unlucky or inevitable mistake of biology?

    As you can see in the pictures, Charles II of Spain was born as a child of relatives. Due to inbreeding depression,he had a lots of abnormalities. But was it just a mere coincidence that the recessive deleterious genes ended up in his bag, or it was inevitable for him to have good genes due to his hierarchy???


    Actually Charles had some abnormalities, for eg. He was always sick and weak, his face was quite prolonged and he had a very long tounge, due to which he had to drool. Here is a picture of his-------

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  3. Nov 14, 2016 #2


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    You would need to furnish peer reviewed research showing a genetic link to abnormalities for him and ask what in that research you do not understand.
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