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(Slate)   How the advent of grandparents change the human race forever and put a wrinkle into nature   (slate.com) divider line 13
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2013-09-09 09:47:19 AM  
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And even though we allow parents to brainwash their children with fundamentalist home-schooling,

Nice to see no bias in the reporter's story.


/// Stopped reading right there.  No, I do not do "fundamentalist" home-schooling. Just hate is see this bias.
2013-09-09 09:30:21 AM  
2 votes:
Uncle is a pretty sweet gig, too.
2013-09-09 10:02:07 AM  
1 votes:

bucket_pup: And even though we allow parents to brainwash their children with fundamentalist home-schooling,

Nice to see no bias in the reporter's story.


/// Stopped reading right there.  No, I do not do "fundamentalist" home-schooling. Just hate is see this bias.


To be fair, we do allow parents to brainwash their children with fundamentalist home-schooling, so it's not so much a bias as a statement of fact.
2013-09-09 09:47:28 AM  
1 votes:
This is not particular to humans.  Elephants females also live way past their reproductive years, because they are still helpfull to the heard, helping rearing the young and remembering the location of water holes they visited.
2013-09-09 09:47:16 AM  
1 votes:
Who would have thought that wisdom and experience are valuable?

Could this mean that our youth-obsessed #YOLO culture might not be the best long-term path?
2013-09-09 09:46:27 AM  
1 votes:
FTFA:   Neonatal medicine is one of the highest-paid medical specialties

How about no?  The cliche of neonatology is that it's one of the few specialties that require extra training to earn LESS money (compared to a pediatrician).  They are generally hard-working, wonderful people but are not commensurately compensated for their expertise.

OTOH, fascinating article.  Gave me something to think about.
2013-09-09 09:45:38 AM  
1 votes:
Wow, so grandparents weren't just invented by Werther's Originals?
2013-09-09 09:45:03 AM  
1 votes:
Since old people aren't dying now, they're not leaving assets to the next generation, instead, this generation is using its prime earning power to sustain the previous generation.   How long can you eat your seed corn before you have nothing left to plant?
2013-09-09 09:37:55 AM  
1 votes:

Lady Indica: I miss my grandfather so much. Always will.


I know what you mean. Mine's been gone 33 yrs. Still miss him. He was really the only one I had, other died right after I was born.
2013-09-09 09:37:24 AM  
1 votes:
Did not RTFA, but I assume grandparents led to the invention of chewing gum and candy designed to be transported in pockets and purses.


/Was lucky, heard about all my grandparent's flaws after they passed
//Thanks Mom & Pops for letting me enjoy the time I had with them
2013-09-09 09:34:36 AM  
1 votes:
My Grandmother has made it to Great-Great Grandma. 96 yrs. old and still in pretty good health. Arthritis is the only thing slowing her down.
2013-09-09 09:30:29 AM  
1 votes:
I miss my grandfather so much. Always will.
2013-09-09 09:27:11 AM  
1 votes:
I LOVE being a Grandparent. It's 100x better than being a parent.
 
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