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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    LOL! No it doesn't. Culture has nothing to do with brain structure and development.
    Let me put it in a term you might agree with. Assuming you believe in evolution. Environment has a direct impact on that. They did not have problems with teens in previous decades that you do now.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Let me put it in a term you might agree with. Assuming you believe in evolution. Environment has a direct impact on that. They did not have problems with teens in previous decades that you do now.
    What you are claiming is that the human brain is actually "devolving." But you would be more correct to say that you feel the "behavior" of people has changed. That really has nothing to do with how the brain develops structurally. The fact is that we understand more about the human brain than we ever have in the past.

    I can agree that perhaps children are more immature than in past generations, but that is due to advances in technology and adults actually understanding that children are NOT miniature adults, and that the maturity process actually takes time more so than anything else. But that does not negate my claims that the brain structure in teens is different than that of adults and is not yet fully developed and also the hormones and different chemical changes that are occurring have a big effect on their behavior. These are all well-known scientific facts.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Let me put it in a term you might agree with. Assuming you believe in evolution. Environment has a direct impact on that. They did not have problems with teens in previous decades that you do now.
    And you know this how?

    Can you continue on with your comment,
    they did not have problems with teens in previous decades that you do now.
    with some source of reliable information or knowledge that supports your claim?

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    What you are claiming is that the human brain is actually "devolving." But you would be more correct to say that you feel the "behavior" of people has changed. That really has nothing to do with how the brain develops structurally. The fact is that we understand more about the human brain than we ever have in the past.

    I can agree that perhaps children are more immature than in past generations, but that is due to advances in technology and adults actually understanding that children are NOT miniature adults, and that the maturity process actually takes time more so than anything else. But that does not negate my claims that the brain structure in teens is different than that of adults and is not yet fully developed and also the hormones and different chemical changes that are occurring have a big effect on their behavior. These are all well-known scientific facts.
    So you admit that our culture is the problem.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    And you know this how?

    Can you continue on with your comment, with some source of reliable information or knowledge that supports your claim?
    Read a history book.
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    So you admit that our culture is the problem.
    Not really. I think the main reason for teens' risky behaviors is the fact that their brains are still under development. They don't have fear, and that has nothing to do with culture. If anything, our culture would probably instill even more fear into them but it doesn't seem to be the case.

    I'm quite sure that even back in your old fashioned days that you pine for, girls were sent away for getting pregnant. You just didn't hear about it. Things like that were not discussed in an open manner back then.

    Another point to keep in mind is the population explosion we had in the recent history. There are more people which means more teens and more of them making mistakes.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Not really. I think the main reason for teens' risky behaviors is the fact that their brains are still under development. They don't have fear, and that has nothing to do with culture. If anything, our culture would probably instill even more fear into them but it doesn't seem to be the case.

    I'm quite sure that even back in your old fashioned days that you pine for, girls were sent away for getting pregnant. You just didn't hear about it. Things like that were not discussed in an open manner back then.
    It was the exception not the rule.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    It was the exception not the rule.
    That's absolutely untrue. Teen girls have ALWAYS gotten pregnant. Most first-time mothers, in our generation and in the past, are teenagers.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    It was the exception not the rule.
    How would you know if you didn't hear about it?

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That's absolutely untrue. Teen girls have ALWAYS gotten pregnant. Most first-time mothers, in our generation and in the past, are teenagers.
    Let me clarify, I'm talking about unmarried teens.
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