Friday, July 10, 2009

Fox News anchor blames Alzheimer's on "marrying other species"

Kilmeade: We keep marrying other species and other ethnics–
Carlson: Are you sure you are not suffering from some of the causes of dementia right now?
Kilmeade: The problem is the Swedes have pure genes. They marry other Swedes, that’s the rule. Finns marry other Finns; they have a pure society. In America we marry everybody. We will marry Italians and Irish.
Briggs: This study does not apply?
Kilmeade: Does not apply to us.
Briggs: Huh.
Harry's Place (the video can be seen here)
Not a cheap or paranoid shot at Fox News, even by the lovable lefties at Harry's Place.
"Huh indeed. And well done to Ms. Carlson for reacting as any sensible person would, and to the studio director for putting a camera on her priceless expression."
Carlson and Briggs are co-anchors with Kilmeade.
Other species? WTF? Even elementary evolutionary biology tells us that there are no such things as "pure" genes and that genetically diverse populations are on balance better off than those that have less variation.
It's one of the reasons that pure bred breeds of dogs are often prone to all kinds of inherited diseases and conditions, and why your average street mongrel is healthier.

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