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  1. I just posted a quote from your referenced article. It is the second paragraph contradicting your passage. With respect, it is your own opined reference.
  2. With all respect, if your position was true, then genetic testing and counseling for diseases like Tay-Sachs would not be offered preconception to more highly suspect inbred groups like Ashkenazi Jews, French-Canadians of Quebec, Pennsylvania Dutch Amish, Cajun Louisianans, and not to others. Further, I went to your above referenced site. a footnote backed quote states. "One billion people worldwide live in countries where marriage among relatives is common. Of this billion, one in three is married to a second cousin or closer relative or is the progeny of such a marriage.12 The frequency of genetic disorders among such children is around twice that in children of non-related parents.12".
  3. The saddest truism is, if not for cultural inbreeding, recessive genetic diseases, like Tay-Sachs, would not as prevalently exist. Evolution has greatly hidden the probability of 2 parents having the same rare chromosomal abnormality producing sickened offspring. The odds increase with inbreeding. There are enough deadly diseases, humans need not add to the numbers, when they can simply be avoided. Avoiding planned inbreeding is an easy cure. Especially compared to the resultant potential horrors. Further, if intellect was so genetic, then the great minds of history would be replaced by their progeny. Perhaps, intellect also involves environmental influences. Raj seems more right. Similarly, inbreeding in royal families produced recessive genetic diseases. You likely heard of the British royal family being called 'blue bloods', and perhaps seen the film 'The Madness o King George'. Inbreeding caused expression of recessive genes causing porphyria. The victims create blue urine. Similar inbreeding caused a recessive gene expression of a Hemophilia in the Russian royal family. Genetic purity defeats its purpose: it can eventually genetically destroy the family existence. Listen to Raj.
  4. Putting morality, and cultural preferences aside, there exist the pure genetic diseases. In pets, inbred pure breeds result in greater chance of recessive genetic disorders to be phenotypically presented. Genetic variety quells genetic expression of recessive genetic disorders. In humans, extremely sadly, genetically inbred groups lead to increased risk of autosomal recessive genetic disorders, such as dreaded Tay-Sachs Disease. I always thought it was potentially found in Ashkenazi Jews, but also more closed genetic human groups like French-Canadians from the Louisiana bayou, and Pennsylvania Dutch Amish. Unnecessary lethal genetic diseases (forgive me for the use of this word) 'trump' any other reasoning for inbreeding. As Raj said, how about adding some mocha to the family latte. Genetic diversity means less genetic deformity. There are couples ignorant of their genetic similarities. Distant cousins Kyra Sedgwick, and Kevin Bacon were introduced to each other by Henry Louis Gates, Jr on 'Finding Your Roots'. Talk about 'Makin Bacon'. Talk about your '6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon'.
  5. This is not a true episodic error, but more a true cross connection involving the original series. Meaning, this should make one cross (upset), and is cross (because it crosses barriers), and is definitely a connection that should not be crossed. We all have the fact branded in our brains that Howard Wolowitz had sex with his cousin, Jeanie. and Howard would defend by immediately retorting, "She was my 'second' cousin". Yeah, that makes it all better. Apparently, ex-mayor Rudolph Giuliani, was once involved with his second cousin, and married her. It is hard to outpace Howard Wolowitz. It is difficult to outcreep Howard. Even Howard did not marry Jeanie. Even Howard, who was in orbit, found his boundary. Howard was momentarily morally a kin to Gandolph ardently proclaiming, "None shall pass". We can not applaud Howard for not marrying Jeanie, yet, in this example of Schrodinger's Cat, it is comforting that this pussy was finally just left alone. Not redeeming, but relieving. A true erroneous episodic cross connection.
  6. Let me churn this one out. In the most recent episode, Young Sheldon allegorically demonstrated the philosophical principle of Traditionalism, by shaking a container of cream to make butter. Older Sheldon churned butter to make Amy a traditional meal for her birthday. Sheldon must really love Amy because he commented, as a child, how hard and painful it was (and still is) to produce his first batch. Fun Fact: while working at an ice cream plant, we would get multiple deliveries of heavy cream in approximately 50,000 gallon truck loads. The loads would typically come from neighboring states. When the product load was much less, the arrived heavy cream was less fatty than ordered. Why? The highway jostling churned wades of floating butter, concentrating the solid butter fat, but lowering the liquid form content. So, don't settle for butter flavored syrup, like Howard almost did. "If you want butter, get butter." Plus, per Sheldon, butter makes a great lubricant for extracting one's head from a hole, or performing a prostate self exam. Now that is really a 'do it yourself' project. This is a creamy cross connection.
  7. This one is a bloody mess. In the 11th season episode where Leonard is writing a mystery who done it, he is shot, and Raj's character proclaims soda water will get that stain out. Yes, I guess many things might help, but the best is peroxide. Not soda water. Peroxide is H2O2 versus water H2O. Even 'bone' dry, peroxide will get out blood stains. Peroxide primarily attacks the ferrous hemoglobin molecule. It gives blood its red color, as opposed to blue (copper based) horseshoe crabs (or Andorians), or green Vulcans. When the peroxide is working, it causes a white foaming action, which is a break down of H2O2 into H2O,releasing O2 (oxygen) bubbles, and inactivates. When the foaming eventually stops, after repeated applications, the stain is washable. Even if a cold water wash does not remove every bit, you can repeat, but if a hot water wash, and/or, a clothes dryer is used, the stain gets set. Do not use peroxide as a wound cleanser, use sterile saline, per an old HCFA guideline. Peroxide destroys healthy tissue. The only time I use peroxide is on a dirty wound to try to raise up minute particles , by the foaming action, from below. Our blood contains an enzyme called catalase. Catalase, also found in some bacteria, breaks down peroxide to oxygen, as well. For completeness, catalase is an organic enzyme. Magnetite ( an Iron (Fe) containing mineral), and Manganese (an element (Mn)), are magnetic inorganic catalysts, and, likewise, will breakdown peroxide, like catalase. Bert would be so proud. As David Essex might sing, Rock on. Looking back on this entry, I gave you bloody hell. Very Goth. Raj and Howard would be so proud.
  8. This is a Sharp-ie one. Howard famously wore a declaration of his of Fruit Loops enjoyment on his face, while looping the Earth. In 2 and a Half Men ,senior Charlie Harper wore the moustache (as Raj would say). A Sharpie crisscrossing connection .Write on!
  9. Now, this is not an episodic error, but a nerd error. In an earlier episode, when Penny went out with Stuart to an art exhibit, Penny offered for Stuart to come in for coffee, and Stuart commented that it was a little late for coffee. Penny then said that Stuart thought coffee meant coffee. Penny said she thought she had decaf. In a later episode, Raj finished his first planetarium show, and an audience member suggested going for coffee. Raj said it was a little late for coffee. Penny walked between to tell Raj, 'decaf genius'. Penny was a a nerd whisperer. For clarity, I had much more written. I also censor myself. Perhaps, someday, I will compile all of them: Completers, alternate endings, additional scenes, etc. I will find out if this version is compliant.
  10. Let me flutter this one across. Butterflies. Both Shamy and Evelyn's wedding in 2 nd a Half Men considered their use in their weddings, and Evelyn, via Alan Harper, did use them. It resulted in white presumed butterflies falling to the ground, and being attacked by seagulls. They were freeze dried nd thawed by microwave. However, their is a caterpillar that lives and dies multiple times . It can freeze and die, only to thaw and continue to eat, until ready to pupate. Fun Facts: butterflies listen through their wings, and taste through their feet. Butterflies flutter, because its evolution makes death by flying predators harder. Those that flew straight path were killed. Those that fluttered survived to reproduce. It's a crisscrossing cross connection. Makes my heart aflutter.
  11. How about Sheldon's son Leonard. Insight into Sheldon's 'Martian' would potentially be out of this world. The problem with the other cast members as youths was their histories. Amy locked in a closet, dancing with a mop at her 'prom'. "Popular" Penny (cue "Popular" from the musical "Wicked") ,with a meth head bro. Testicularly stapled Leonard (just ask Steve-O). Howard's dad. Bernadette and Toddlers and Tiaras. We witnessed their transitions, and caught them in their sweet spots, and 'blossom'ings. Perhaps, Their childhood coping mechanisms would be interesting fodder, like Leonard's hugging machine (borrowed by his dad).
  12. I should hand you a bill for this one. Near the beginning of the episode where Sheldon helps Amy's research, and Howard and Lenard's, Sheldon comments about the Platypus. The Platypus is not a bird and a mammal. Fun Facts: it is an egg laying mammal. More than one adult is a Paddle. One baby is a Puggle, but no Muggles. The eggs are the size of lima beans. It is a mammal. It detects food with it's leathery bill by electric changes. It uses its mouth and 18 cm tongue to fil its side pouches, like a hamster, for later consumption. It scavenges at the bottom for small sea food and bugs. It closes off its nostrils for about 2 minutes of grazing . On land, it pulverizes the food with a small swallowed rocks, like a chicken gizzard, and a rough roof top inner bill surface. It has no teeth. It has no stomach, or digestive stomach acids. The food goes directly to the intestines (Do not pass go. Do not collect $200). The lima bean sized young lap up sweat like milk from its abdomen. The males have venomous hollow spikes on its heels/ankles. The venom feels like the pain from a nest of hornets. It will incapacitate a human for weeks, and kill a dog. The milk, or venom may have antibacterial properties, and/or treat diabetes. Now (as Gwen Stefani might sing) wouldn't that be sweet??
  13. Allow me to ruffle some ruffles, and flesh out this cross connection more fully. Sheldon (young or old) both wore dresses (Missy for one (Fairy Princess with a cowboy hat), at 8 Young Sheldon wanted to dress as Marie Curie for Halloween ,( but Georgie stopped it), and Howard for two (French Maid), Sheldon for Betsy Ross. Stuart (for the whole gang). Bernadette (for Jerry Mahoney as Tammy Jo St Cloud). Alan Harper via Beverly, Allison Janney (of Mom).A cross stitched cross dressing cross connection. This deserves a bow and a curtsy. In the pilot episode of TBBT, Vernee Watson, was filling out a cross word puzzle. In 2 and a Half Men, Alan Harper played Scrabble. A cross word cross connection.
  14. In a season 10 episode, we learn that Bernadette was a ventriloquist with Tammy Jo St. Cloud for pageant work, and demonstrated her skills, though Tammy twitched like a Tourette's Syndrome victim. A potentially splinter ridden menage a trios was suggested, surprisingly not by Howard, that might have needed high count grit sandpaper, tack cloth and perhaps Linseed Oil to promote safer sex, and less splinters. Just ask any witch 'riding ' her broom stick.(That was the purpose of riding the broom stick.) Also, Alan Harper, from 2 and a Half Men, was a ventriloquist with Danny O'Day. Since Alan was know to 'use' a warm melon with a Sharpie look of facial shock, and placing peanut butter on the very wrong place for a doggy, we can only assume Alan also took the splinter risk. To finish this wooden tripod, or as Sheldon might quip, 'His completed three legged stool', we have Barry Kripke, and his never seen, or heard, ventriloquist dummy. I assume his dummy also had a speech impediment, and a rich polished wooden patina that would make the Keno brothers drool: hand rubbed, for sure. A wooden cross-criss-cross connection: like rubbing three sticks together, or having a timber menage a trios.
  15. I hope this one is music to your ears. Season 10 Sheldon requested and had no problem with Howard playing flashback music on the keyboard. Amy even commented she offered to play it on her harp. Yet in another episode when Amy played flashback music on her harp, Sheldon told her to stop it. At least I thought so, but no. That is only deja vu. I hope you understand this one, and does not come across as gibberish. In season 10, Raj suggests that Sheldon learn to speak Hindi to tax and exhaust his brain to promote Superaging. Sheldon stated he did that when he was eight, in Hindi. Raj stated he does not know Hindi, but Raj, in a season 11 episode, educated Leonard as to the Hindi word for 'dog' (kutta), (pow, pow). Also, in an earlier season , Raj called in with the phrase that pays, Raj stated in Hindi "Fever 104: Home of the really good current music." How did Raj know It's much catchier in Hindi? Why did Sheldon not comment then? How did Raj know the phrase that pays? How would Raj know Hindi is difficult? It's all Greek to me. It's all Shakespeare to me. Yassoo! To summarize, what's that sound, everybody look what's going down.
  16. Splenectomy can occur due to trauma, like a car crash. It is a flimsy, delicate organ. It can be removed to aid in anemia. The spleen is like an oil filter in a car. It's narrower blood vessels cause older blood cells to burst, and be recycled. Didn't Sheldon one time state he had anemia?
  17. In the 10th season, episode 18, where Raj moves in with Leonard and Penny, we learn that Sheldon is a racist. In itself, that is a Life Error, much less an Episodic Error. I am not trying to diminish racism, but use this entry, as I have others, to shed light on an important subject. Now, early in this episode, Amy proclaims that Sheldon had recently showed some advancement by taking a photo with Pluto. Penny and Leonard were being informed of this information, yet did not reply that this was no improvement. In an earlier season episodic ending, we learned that Sheldon fears Goofy, but has no problem with Pluto. Not just goofing, as Sheldon might dream, "No Goofy". Sheldon discriminates against one race of dog vs another, even in cartoon phenotypes. Now, as I understand it, the biological definition of race vs species is that animals of the same race can interbreed, species can not. To illustrate further, all dogs can interbreed. Pity the female tea cup baring the litter from a great dane sire. Hey 'Chip' (from Beauty and the Beast), pity how chipped that tea cup would be. Contrastingly, the eventual creation of the Grand Canyon stranded squirrels on either side. The one time single species evolved and branched into 2 separate species, incapable of interbreeding any more. Also, consider the Liger, the progeny of a male (smaller) lion and a female (much larger) tigress, vs the Tigon, the progeny of a male (larger) tiger, and a female (much smaller) lioness. There are also Ti-Ligers, and Li-Tigons. They are 2nd generation hybrids. Other examples are Pizzly and Grolar (Polar and Grizzly bear progeny), Wolphins (Whale and Dolphin). Hey tea cup, pity that dolphin. All this to state, If animals can get along to this extent, we should, at least, follow our fellow animals. We are truly all the same. We must all get along.
  18. The annual flu vaccine is a few vaccines in one shot. Experts take their best educated guess which China region of the globe flu virus variants will likely travel to the USA, and that is the annual flu vaccine, here. When accurate guesses are made, the efficacy rates go up, when not, down. The flu virus is like a mushroom, structurally. The stem does not alter, as the variable cap does. For years experts have been trying to make a vaccine focusing on the non-variable stem. When that finally happens, the flu will go the way of Polio, and Small Pox. To illustrate, The Corona virus is a single, yet mutating virus, probably due to plasmid type exchanges of DNA from other viruses, or evolution. Similarly, Penicillin resistant bacteria occurred because of plasmid like exchanges of one species of bacteria to other species. Therefore, we currently have highly effective vaccines, partly because it is one single virus. God willing the current mutation will be destroyed without need of a new vaccine. Still some years partial flu immunity occurs, and lessens the virility. A one time fiance did not take the flu shot, and presumably got it. I always take the shot, and cared for her with no risk to me, thank God. It's a shot gun approach, but it is better than nothing Also, text books are compendiums of footnoted articles. I still think it was bacterial. No one else got sick. Perhaps, lactose containing food. Maybe even bad milk. Many can't tell by taste. I one time tasted a 50,000 gallon delivery of heavy cream. It tasted bad. Everyone else tasted nothing wrong. They took the delivery, and it went bad over the weekend. Literally, 50,000 gallons down the drain for $75,000 dollars about 40 year ago. Monday's cultures showed the excessive coliform bacteria. Let me take this moment to share my theory regarding Corona virus. I believe it is mammalian, not just human. Consider that it is grown in mice, and rats. Cats, lions, tigers, dogs get it. There were outbreaks at pork, and beef processing plants. Don't pet furry critters. Don't have dogs lick your hand, etc. I think it is not emphasized, because it could cause even more panic. Be safe.
  19. If it were the flu, Sheldon, the germaphobe, would have taken the flu vaccine, and been likely immune to the 'flu'.
  20. It seemed like Mary Cooper was saving something sweet for Dr Gablehauser.
  21. True, but couples are sometimes known to be on the down low, but, if so, then , good. More clams. Clam Chowder for everyone. Well, for those that like Clam Chowder.
  22. Too bad we can't ask Mandy Chao, or Leonard about that. I'm sure one of them might be able to lay a finger on the subject matter, or, at least, point us in the right direction.
  23. Perhaps, Leonard tried, while at sea, to make time to earnestly study the elusive bearded clam?
  24. Raj seems to have facial, and vocal recognition problems. Raj first meets Bert the Geologist, in the library, just prior to having his texting date with Lucy, yet neither ever acknowledges the first encounter. Likewise, Raj meets Bethany, the Goth Club woman, and later she is the hostess at the Puzzle Room. Neither recognizes. At minimum, in each case, they should say that they remind them of someone they met. I mean who can forget Bert. I mean Bert is not like Talc or Halite, but more like a Corundum.
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