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From: Rick Van Dusen <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Same-sex couple with child
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2011 10:34:06 -0800
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I believe, Bob, that the implication was to a genetic predisposition.
While that "nature" view is also subject to controversy, it seems to be
just as valid to throw into a theoretical discussion as does "nurture"
(whether pre-or post-partum).*
(For the record, though: My first child could count before she was born.
We played counting games [to the slight discomfort of Mom] during the
latter stage of the pregnancy.)
* The dilemma with this issue is that systematic research is not
ethically possible. We have the occasional happenstance of monozygotic
twins separated at birth which can and have been studied, but that is
"anecdotal" in nature, not "scientifically controlled".
bob gillis wrote:
> On 1/8/2011 9:30 PM, Ian Singer wrote:
>> On 1/8/2011 9:11 PM, wrote:
>>> Imho, a surrogate birth mother is just that- and plays no part in the child's lineage.
>> But even if the child is never seen after birth she does play a role in
>> its future likes and dislikes for things like music.
> I think that the notion that a a fetus picks up external stimuli while
> in the womb is subject to much debate.
> bob gillis