"I agree with Hawk. The grand majority of my family and friends whom are believers do so for the quest of being reunited with loved ones.
If in fact there are people who just want immortality. I want to ask them," What will you…"
"@ Heather I must agree that this argument seems to me like one that should be over. Like creationism...this issue is clear and is only being bantered about because of religious belief and empassioned opinion...the science…"
"This is and continues to be the medico-legal and ethical position that is taught and discussed in most Canadian medical circles (with some controversy of course). The individual right of the women and her body ethically outweighs any right the…"
"There is nothing pathological about what happened to you Doug. It is the power of emotional attachment and it is real and healthy to let that emotional reaction to the loss out. Your wife being compassionate shows how healthy your…"
"I think it depends if one's belief in the "greater" is by faith or evidence.
I tend to think of "greater" in terms of the scale of the universe. We are but mortal specks of an appetizer in the billions of years the…"
"Get Richard Dawkins - Magic of Reality.
A little bit much for 10 year olds. I just downloaded the iPad version for my nine year old and it was a bit much for her but I know over the next few years we can read it together.
"Lol. Thanks Korsan.
However, it's not as pop psychology as you think. There evidence that children who don't establish good cuddling/bonding attachment lack the normal oxytocin response systems and it puts them at risk of…"
"Fairly certain you were joking right? Plenty of sociopaths raised by parents with that mentality.
On a basic neurotransimitter level they are no less sophisticated than adults they just haven't had time to form all the attachments…"
"Arch, sorry so long in replying. There is evidence that painful procedures during early developmental do have quantifiable negative effects. Hard to extrapolate these results to any change in quality of life but certainly changes in pain…"
"In Canada it is covered for females older than 14 and is there is a suggestion that it will be indicated and covered for males very soon as well.
I must admit I was very skeptical of this vaccination, it hit with a very hard marketing campaign and…"
"There is only one positive medical study which showed a 10% relative risk reduction in urinary tract infections. The number needed to treat was somewhere around 1000. ie 1000 circ's for every infection saved. All the other…"
"Interesting that I just used the word "atheist" with my nine year old yesterday and she immediately said, What's that? It sounds bad?". After defining it she had no issue with it but I was intrigued at her gut…"
"My point was to the personal bias in weighting the factors affecting the choice, not the judgement of others. I agree that social judgement bias exists too ( a form of attachment justifying one's choice), I don't know whether that…"
"Thank you. Forgive the absolute. Of course you are correct. I am merely suggesting that human's who have desire, means and motivation to have children are extremely unlikely to not procreate solely because of over-population. I suspect some do…"