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Some of the Risks In Generating Children

 
 
Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 11:36 am

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 -- 1:01 PM EDT
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Father’s Age Is Linked to Risk of Autism and Schizophrenia

Older men are more likely than young ones to father a child
who develops autism or schizophrenia, because of random mutations
that become more numerous with advancing paternal age,
scientists reported on Wednesday, in the first study to quantify
the effect as it builds each year. The age of mothers had no
bearing on the risk for these disorders, the study found.

Experts said that the finding was hardly reason to forgo fatherhood
later in life, though it may have some influence on reproductive decisions.
The overall risk to a man in his 40s or older is in the range of 2 percent,
at most, and there are other contributing biological factors that are entirely unknown.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 11:37 am

In terms of peace of mind, I deem it unwise
to risk more than u r willing to lose.





David
BillRM
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 11:42 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
In terms of peace of mind, I deem it unwise
to risk more than u r willing to lose.



Then no one would have children at any age.
eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 11:47 am
@OmSigDAVID,
I've never heard it put like that before; Generating Children

Arnie voice.
"And I'd also like to thank my wife who has given me five great children, she's a wonderful generator."

"Hey sexy, let's go upstairs and start generating."
___________________________________________________

It doesn't quite work, does it?

We're Dalek's/Borg now! Laughing

"Get up them stairs and start generating woman, resistance is futile."
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 11:51 am
@eurocelticyankee,
eurocelticyankee wrote:
I've never heard it put like that before; Generating Children
That was an upgrade from my first choice: breeding.


eurocelticyankee wrote:
"And I'd also like to thank my wife who has given me five great children, she's a wonderful generator."

"Hey sexy, let's go upstairs and start generating."
___________________________________________________

It doesn't quite work, does it?
It has worked billions of times; sometimes good; not always.
BillRM
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 11:52 am
@eurocelticyankee,
If the universe has any purpose more important than topping a woman you love and making a baby with her hearty help, I've never heard of it. — Robert A. Heinlein

OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 11:53 am

The choice to breed (at ANY age)
is a MAJOR rolling of the dice; very hi stakes.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 12:02 pm
@BillRM,
BillRM wrote:
If the universe has any purpose more important than
topping a woman you love and making a baby with her hearty help,
I've never heard of it. — Robert A. Heinlein
More important (to us) is the purpose of having fun;
hence, my Special Interest Group for Opulent Mensans.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 12:11 pm
@BillRM,
DAVID wrote:
In terms of peace of mind, I deem it unwise
to risk more than u r willing to lose.
BillRM wrote:
Then no one would have children at any age.
I can understand their reasoning.

Thru out my life, I have rendered very little age-based discrimination,
i.e., befriending any person of any age with whom I got along well,
and ignoring all people of all ages whose personalities I disliked.

It has been a lot easier to relate as a friend
to extant children or grandchildren of my girlfriends
than it woud have been to re-produce myself and deal with the results. I remain very satisfied in my choice.

I will always know that no matter WHAT happens: I will never fall victim to a patricide.




David
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 12:31 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
How about making babies?

Simple and to the point without being so so cold and scientific.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 12:38 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:


Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 -- 1:01 PM EDT
-----

Father’s Age Is Linked to Risk of Autism and Schizophrenia

This is hardly breaking news; this has been known for some time.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 01:00 pm
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:
How about making babies?
I 'm very honored, but I must respectfully decline; too risky.




Linkat wrote:
Simple and to the point without being so so cold and scientific.
U dislike science ?

OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 01:03 pm
@DrewDad,
DrewDad wrote:

OmSigDAVID wrote:


Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 -- 1:01 PM EDT
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Father’s Age Is Linked to Risk of Autism and Schizophrenia

This is hardly breaking news; this has been known for some time.
Complain to the NY Times.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 01:04 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Sorry David but considering your approach it wouldn't work (even if I wanted more rugrats)

Don't dislike science but I kinda know why you haven't reproduced to date - cold and sciencific if only work if you were considering a test tube baby.

You really miss out in all the fun of it - don't you.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 01:12 pm
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:
Sorry David but considering your approach it wouldn't work (even if I wanted more rugrats)

Don't dislike science but I kinda know why you haven't reproduced to date - cold and sciencific
if only work if you were considering a test tube baby.

You really miss out in all the fun of it - don't you.
Yes, I don't.
I was trying to make the point that it is better
to relate (as a friend) to my friends' children
toward whom I have no duty of maintenance,
than I woud have concerning a child who was genetically related to ME.

One way is a lot safer n easier than the other way.





David
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Miller
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 01:30 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:


The choice to breed (at ANY age)
is a MAJOR rolling of the dice; very hi stakes.


Soon...very soon that won't be the case. In the works are methods for extracting fetal DNA to determine composition of possibly mutant genes. Any fetus having mutant DNA, yielding any one of a number of diseases, will then be aborted, if the parents of this fetus so desires.

The field of eugenics will be in all of its glory and all mistakes of human propagation may be eliminated.

Perfect children will have arrived to a very imperfect world.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2012 01:38 pm
@Miller,
Miller wrote:

OmSigDAVID wrote:


The choice to breed (at ANY age)
is a MAJOR rolling of the dice; very hi stakes.


Soon...very soon that won't be the case. In the works are methods for extracting fetal DNA to determine composition of possibly mutant genes. Any fetus having mutant DNA, yielding any one of a number of diseases, will then be aborted, if the parents of this fetus so desires.

The field of eugenics will be in all of its glory and all mistakes of human propagation may be eliminated.

Perfect children will have arrived to a very imperfect world.
That is very good; outstanding,
but the choice to breed (at ANY age) remains beset with non-genetic risks,
to which (as a non-parent), I remain immune.

No one stands to profit from my demise.
No one has a financial incentive to give Nature a helping hand, in my case.





David
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