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Sam Sixty and Friends In framing the argument for hereditary degeneration the author of The Family of Sam Sixty presents a number of reasons pointing to the downfall of the Sixty family She points out a number of traits portraying evidence of degeneracy in their gene pool along several generations As well the author employs a number of methodical charts to complement her findings However when examined in close detail one can see that much of her research is not scientifically based at all and there are many holes in her arguments She has simply fitted what evidence she has gathered to suit her needs while downplaying any countering facts To begin with the author uses a myriad of numbers and statistics to confuse the audience into believing that her arguments are based on fact This is most evident in her records of the several generations of the Sixty family The chart shows 474 individuals on 261 of whom some data have been secured Of the 261 sixty are know to have had court records and fifty-six are known to have been in public institutions 188 This statement along with the following incident rates confuses the audience into believing that there actually is quite a number of delinquent members among the family However if one looks at the numbers from a different perspective we can see that this is not entirely so It is likely that before any of the fifty-six members that were placed in public institutions many were probably brought before a court to determine that in fact there was a necessity for institutionalization Therefore many of those fifty-six people confined to such institutions most likely overlap with the sixty people that have had court records As well simply having a court record means that you participated in a court trial The author does not mention the outcome of each of those situations Very likely several members of the Sixty family may have
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