That there's a organic foundation for the avoidance of inbreeding turns out incontrovertible, yet simply how injurious inbreeding relatively is for successive generations continues to be an open query. Nor has there been any end to the talk over Freud’s view that the incest taboo is important simply because people are sexually interested in their closest relatives—a declare countered by means of Westermarck's argument for the sexually inhibiting results of early formative years association.
This booklet brings jointly contributions from the fields of genetics, behavioral biology, primatology, organic and social anthropology, philosophy, and psychiatry which reexamine those questions.
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