Saturday, February 8, 2014

Outsmart(ass)ing: "About Pregnancies: What I Just Realized" Face(book)-off



Facebook Friend:
Well there are some faults in your text.
1.It doesnt attack your eggs, more like one.
2. It doesnt suck your blood, but becomes part of your bloodcicle, thus also the weird form of the heart of a feutus which is more like a tube.
3. During birth and before birth this parasite actually makes it this way that loads of hormons etc are released so that the turture is not as bad. Still very bad dont get me wrong, but still.
4. Today you (the female) arent obliged to raise the child, but also the male can.
5. There are several options against this parasite too both before and after infection. [sic]

Reply:
And there is one huge fault in yours: You took my text literally.

P.S.:
Just for the sake of it, I'll take your literal response literally and humour you:
1) Whether it attacks your "egg" or "eggs," depends solely on the circumstances: You can have sex more than once. You can ovulate more than once. And albeit you're an identical twin; as a man preoccupied with medicine, you should still be informed about fraternal twins: During a menstrual cycle multiple ovulation can occur, and is when two or more eggs are released in a single cycle. Both eggs are released during one 24 hour period and are responsible for the birth of fraternal twins.

2) It never becomes a part of your "system," or more specifically, the cardiovascular/circulatory system; in fact, the mother's blood and the fetus's blood seldom come into contact; hence the placental barrier, which is composed of structures that separate the maternal and the fetal blood. Also, the fetus receives its nutrition from the mother through the placenta and the umbilical cord; hence my "parasitic comparison" (or perhaps more correctly; comparison to a parasite).

3) For one, it's not the fetus that releases the hormones, but the mother's body; and those specific hormones for that specific situation, would not be necessary if the situation hadn't occurred in the first place. Secondly, the sensation of not giving birth in comparison to giving birth - the release of oxytocin notwithstanding - is incomparable. One hurts, the other doesn't. Also, "the torture is not as bad" sounds close to an oxymoron; as the pain is still bad enough for it to be deemed and warrant the label of "torture." Also; "Male Dutch Television Hosts Suffer Through Simulated Birth":

4) Today, the (unprivileged) women who still don't have the option to, well, opt out of the situation due to various reasons, must - whether they like it or not - grow the baby inside their womb for (approximately) 9 months. And, unfortunately, at this stage of "child rearing," daddy-o - literally - can't share or carry the burden for you.

But, that's not all. For the first 12 months after birth, human babies continue to develop rapidly at a fetal rate in both brain size and body maturity; which calls for a great deal of investment by the mother both emotionally and physically. Thus - if we ignore the recent invention of formula or other substitutes - for another 12 months after birth, not only must the mother continuously nourish the baby with breast milk; but she must also care for and protect the infant as it is helpless.

And just for the sake of argument, let's, for a moment, bring formula and other substitutes into the equation. As of right now, breast milk is the best way to keep a baby healthy; it is scientifically deemed to be the ideal food for an infant due to its the immunity-boosting elements; which commercial infant formulas do not contain. Also, breast milk is easier to digest than formula for most babies. Thus, an infant's diet should preferably consist of breast milk. And due to babies huge metabolic need, which their mothers must meet, a mother may even temporarily lose around 4 percent of the volume of her brain. Keeping that in mind, one could argue that the most "energetically demanding" period of a woman’s life, is the extended period of breastfeeding needed by a human baby.

That said, as of today, a baby could not have been made had the father not made genetic contributions. But, despite the fact that the father easing the mother’s job by providing for or protecting her is most certainly favourable; it is not necessarily necessary for the survival of their offspring. In conclusion: Although a mother may not be juridically obliged to raise their children or be involved in their lives, and are able to legally give that responsibility to others; they still - on a general level - have a greater moral and social responsibility to take care of their children than do men.

5) Yes, that is correct (if only those with access to the resources needed are taken into consideration); but my commentary was not on the prevention or abortion of a pregnancy - but the actual pregnancy itself.

Facebook Friend:
Since we are on the litleral path.
Thank you Annie, I saw now the error in my ways. And as a logical human beeing I will not try to inflict these imense amounts of damage/torture and mutilations on a other beloved beeing. Thus lets cast out the chacles of this absurd system and never have children since it is unfair that one of the parts has to bear this gigantic burden solly and is preasured by socity to take these risks while the other part lives in absolute bliss. [sic]

Reply:
Why, you're very welcome, sir! Hear, hear! Although slightly puzzled by the thought process behind your replies (you respond literally to sarcasm, and with sarcasm to literal replies); we're glad to see that you seem to have regained at least some of your ability to detect and apply sarcasm. For a while there, we feared it had been permanently lost. Welcome back, Mr. [Facebook User]! We've missed you. - Signed, Seasoned Users and Fervent Fans of Sarcasm


Facebook Friend:
It is not my fault that you cannot follow my complex thoughtprocess. My abillities were never lost, but like a quantumparticle, as described by Heisenberg and Schroedinger, there but also not.
But this is physics, man stuff you know. [sic]

Reply:
Mhm. Sure, Poor Man's Sheldon. And when we all looked into that box, the poor cat was dead.