The thread on Chuck Missler/Angels & Women leads me to ask this. In the past "Telegony" which is the belief that the father of the first child/animal in some way can effect the mothers future offspring, even if another male is the next father. This was seen as a racist position/teaching/belief and lead to sterilization of the mentally ill, retarded, drunks, drug addicts, etc. It has been out of vogue for many years, mainly because the KKK etc. used it to decry inter-racial marriage. Also most scientist today still decry it as fable and quackery. However recently the Orthodox Church has embraced telegony, and believes and teaches this. Also the Catholic College of Genetics in Italy did a scientific study/research paper that seems to support telegony (very interesting reading). About 99% of all serious dog, horse, cattle breeders believe telegony to be true and take it into account in their breeding program. If telegony is remotely true, think of what has been done to the DNA/Genetic structure of the millions of women that have had abortions. The millions of divorced women with multiple husbands etc. The millions of single Mothers that will later marry. The inter-racial marriages that are common today (not that I believe this is sin). Frankly, after reading the paper from the College of Genetics I believe it to be possible, and very likely true. It does also seem to support the the intelligence of God in designing genetics and DNA etc. It makes the "one man one wife" Christian position make a lot of sense from a science position. It very much supports the position of chastity and virginity before marriage for the good of man. If telegony is true it makes moral conduct more than just a social position. Telegony is not a matter of salvation. But if it's true we've really made a mess of our DNA and there's no way to straighten it out that I see. Appreciate your comments and I'll be out of town for a while so won't post much on this topic . but will try to check it out. Best regards and have a great day.