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#1 Edited by TruthTellah (7627 posts) -

@darji said:

@truthtellah said:

Also, the moment we start aborting babies because of tests that suggest a child might be "a bad person", we've truly gone down an even darker path than we're already on. Aborting babies just for possibly being disabled, having birth differences, or having an undesired sex is bad enough as it is, but possibly aborting babies due to some theory that something suggests a baby will be bad is just twisted.

Hopefully being deemed "a good person" is never a requirement for the birth of any child.

Thats for sure but I do not agree with the rest. Why would you let a child which for example has a very short lifetime expectation being born ? It will be suffering for both parents and child.

Well, being born disabled or different doesn't necessarily mean a child will have a significantly shorter life or simply a life of suffering. There are some situations where a birth defect may be found that could lead to little to no life, and in those cases, it's understandable if a parent may want to prevent that suffering. What I was more specifically referencing is the ever-increasing rate of ending pregnancies based on the mere possibility of a child being disabled regardless of evidence that they will not be able to live at all. There's an issue of severity, with a lot of people mainly interpreting a diagnosis as the worst of the worst case scenario that needs to be ended. The rate of abortions for those found to have birth abnormalities such as spina bifida or down syndrome are extremely high(above 90%), despite the fact that a majority of children born with varying degrees of these conditions live relatively long and decent lives. It's a concerning matter of maintaining disabled individuals as undesired in society despite the vast and often unique impacts they regularly have on those around them.

Though, that was just a side note referencing the growing criteria many people use for ending pregnancies. I don't mean to go off on something else about disabled and different individuals. I think the discussion is on nature vs nurture on whether babies can be born bad or good, and it's probably best if we focus on that. :)

#2 Posted by TruthTellah (7627 posts) -

@truthtellah said:

Also, the moment we start aborting babies because of tests that suggest a child might be "a bad person", we've truly gone down a dark path. Aborting babies just for possibly having birth defects, birth differences, or an undesired sex is bad enough as it is, but possibly aborting babies due to some theory that something suggests a baby will be bad is just twisted.

Hopefully being deemed "a good person" is never a requirement for the birth of any child.

It's hard to have puppet shows with a fetus as your audience. This thread and subject has absolutely nothing to do with abortion, nor could it. Watch the video.

How could it not? You think people haven't been trying to figure out whether there's a genetic predisposition for some children to turn out bad and others to turn out good? If "nature" defines that aspect of someone, it stands to reason that science will be able to show that influence, and in that case, why wouldn't there be some people in favor of killing said "bad people" when they're young or stopping them before they are born?

When it comes to the question "Are babies born mean or bigoted?" and "Nature vs Nurture", if babies can be shown to be born mean or bigoted, wouldn't it be believed by some that these children be stopped before they mature into their eventual bigoted selves? I know that may seem too sci-fi at this point, but with people already intent on changing baby's genetic material to get more favorable features or aborting them to avoid some detected aspects of them, it isn't too far-fetched to consider that people might also take into account and hope to either genetically change or abort a child that may be born mean or bigoted.

I appreciate the little video, but this is what comes to mind when that question of "nature vs nurture" is brought up.

#3 Edited by TruthTellah (7627 posts) -

Also, the moment we start aborting babies because of tests that suggest a child might be "a bad person", we've truly gone down an even darker path than we're already on. Aborting babies just for possibly being disabled, having birth differences, or having an undesired sex is bad enough as it is, but possibly aborting babies due to some theory that something suggests a baby will be bad is just twisted.

Hopefully being deemed "a good person" is never a requirement for the birth of any child.

#4 Posted by TruthTellah (7627 posts) -

I'm not really partial to any of your answers.

Babies may naturally be born with an instinct to fear what is unfamiliar and unknown, but that doesn't mean they're bigoted. Children have inclinations, but for good or bad, it takes nurturing to make them solidify.

#5 Posted by TruthTellah (7627 posts) -

I'm usually not big on Super Mario Sunshine, but that run plus all of the styling in the audience and gameplay, I really enjoyed it. Good show.

Unfortunately, I won't be awake for the Dark Souls stream; I'll have to catch it later. But I'm glad Ryan could get honored with the name. Maybe it can turn out well and be a submittable run. ;)

#6 Posted by TruthTellah (7627 posts) -

@supamon said:

@truthtellah: Yeah doktor said "no extraneous activities for a few years!". After a year of following that I had enough and started running to train myself up, culminating in me participating in a 42km run a couple years later. As long as you're happy and you understand what's important to you, it's fine. Being in an operation can really put things into perspective for you.Those goals and dreams you have are still achievable(unless it's being a Olympic sprinter and you got your legs chopped off...), you just have a better story to tell when you reach it now.

Nice job, man! That's a great way to rebound.

Did you have any issues with pain medicine following your surgery? I had a heck of a time escaping hydrocodone after being on it for so long.

#7 Posted by TruthTellah (7627 posts) -

@korwin said:

I had one a number of years ago, in a place you really don't want one. Pain like you've never known.

heh. They are often in a place you really don't want one; that's for sure!

#8 Edited by TruthTellah (7627 posts) -

I really enjoyed Super Mario World. Go1den was amazing. Even without a near WR, it was still so stuffed with swagger that I loved it. Highly recommend checking it out.

#9 Posted by TruthTellah (7627 posts) -

@falserelic: Thanks. Yeah, I imagine that's a glimpse of hell. Less fire and brimstone, more loss of self and pain. But, fortunately, I ain't there now. ha. Definitely take even minor abscess issues seriously, because you never know.

@supamon That's rough, man. Lung-related problems are no joke. I'm glad you're doing better after that. You know, I was really set back in my goals, but I'm happy with who I am. And that's not too bad.

@rick_fingers heh. Didn't mean it to be horrifying, but it certainly reminds you of how quickly things can go different in your life. You think you've got all the time, but it's just not true. You have to find a way to have mercy for yourself and just take it a day at a time. :)

#10 Posted by TruthTellah (7627 posts) -

RYAN DAVIS is the Dark Souls name. <3