[quote=“sylass94, post:102, topic:27058, full:true”]
I think everyone can agree pregnancy is incredibly traumatic, even when all goes perfectly. People being forced to have children is a serious human rights issue. Women risk everything from serious complications to death. Everything else in our world has been retrofitted, upgraded, outsourced. But women still have to carry around their kids for 9 months.[/quote]I agree, which is why I’m pro-choice. Now if only men could choose not to pay child support, we’d be even.
“the most important connections are strengthened and the others are left to wither. Rather than indicating a loss of ability, pruning is generally taken to mean that a brain region has become more specialized.”[/quote]That was written by the writer of the article, not the study the article was based on. I didn’t want to link to the article itself, because it’s behind a paywall. There’s simply a lack of grey matter, nothing more. Look-up how psychopaths lack grey matter in regions of the brain associated with empathy. You’ll see nothing made-up about specialization & pruning, because the writer of the pregnancy article didn’t want to sound sexist. My mistake for a poor choice of article.
[quote=“tsapience, post:103, topic:27058”]Or, we could look at what happens in real-world examples where people are given free money, and instead of operating on ideological assumptions, we could operate based on the theory that has the greatest explanatory power based on data.[/quote]Great idea. Just go do those experiments in some other country & currency.