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2013-03-15 10:08:57 AM  
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2013-03-15 01:27:33 PM  
1 vote:
Little cockblockers, hoggin' the boobies.
2013-03-15 11:42:22 AM  
1 vote:
Their conclusions are an awful big stretch from the the actual observations.

Maybe human tribalism is instinctive and the preference is the only deciding factor. The babies may not be making a moralistic judgement call, only choosing what is more familiar and thus "safe".
2013-03-15 11:31:32 AM  
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Ned Stark: Your babies are jerks.

Mine is precious.

To you.

To everybody else, it's a jerk.
2013-03-15 10:10:22 AM  
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Kristoph57: Did she actually say "Liberal bleeding heart"?

Shouldn't she be.. objective? This is science we're talking about.

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2013-03-15 10:08:45 AM  
1 vote:
I knew babies were jerks; I'm glad to finally have proof.
2013-03-15 10:06:52 AM  
1 vote:
They can't hold their liquor either.
2013-03-15 10:06:11 AM  
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The human brain doesn't finish maturing until the early to mid 20s. Areas of the brain that regulate social cognition and empathy aren't complete until that time, leading to self behavior, irrational choices, volatile emotional states, and lack of long term planning.

So, yes, children, including teenagers, can by definition be jerks.
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