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A first cousin shares only 12.5 percent of your own genetic ancestry, and based on various studies, it would seem that the chances of producing an offspring with serious abnormalities are about the same as whatever percentage of genetic ancestry is shared. Which means that even a total stranger, from another country, race, and ethnic group is at least sorta related to you. Degree of relation determines the acceptability of relationships.
Furthermore, based on genetic studies of nearly all peoples of the world, Mitochondrial Eve is theorized (in the scientific sense; not in the sense of, “Evolution is only a theory, and what about intelligent design? Like, even if you’re not related by blood to someone, there are, as I reckon, about three levels of relations that should be considered when deciding who you can date: “personal,” “professional,” and “other.” Of course a lot of that “other” is going to be concerned with instances, like, say you’re at a kegger and you meet a Japanese foreign exchange student and you’re both really drunk.
Once you get beyond that, chances of birth defect lessen dramatically.
A lot also depends on what side of the family the 2nd cousin is on - meaning is he/she a blood relative or a once removed relative?
In other words, it’s rough, and aside from the act of cannibalism, no single reflex of the hive mind triggers such a deep-seated, troglodytic response as whom we choose to couple with.