Thread: child birth
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:31 PM
stormstarter28 stormstarter28 is offline
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Default Re: child birth

But if we accept this, then we have to recognize that humans are "ready" for sex at a very young age. There might be psychological consequences, but these are probably a result of cultural influences (as it wouldn't make sense for early sex to be the biological tendency if there were any kind of long-term negative consequences - natural selection is rarely that sloppy, usually only when there's no alternative).

This implies that the "you can damn well have sex when you're 18" folks are fundamentally in error (to say nothing of the "you can damn well have sex when you're married" folks).

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This is very true. Our culture (and most other cultures right now) treats young people like children for much longer than at any other time in history. Delaying adulthood to age 18 is a very new phenomenon. People forget this, and that's why we're so horrified to see children working from sunrise to sunset in Africa to survive. It shouldn't be as big of a shock as it is to us.
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