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Originally posted by Full_Vision
another cultural difference with the circumcision topic.. in the US it has always been more accepted to have a boy circumsized..not just accepted but promoted to..where as here you have to specifically ask for it to be done as its not a normal matter of course in giving birth to a boy.
Originally posted by peck420
Doctors openly admit that the practice is continued for profit, and that should tell you a lot about the practice.
In two studies of about 5,500 HIV-negative males in Uganda, researchers found that circumcision reduced the infection rate of genital herpes by 35 percent, compared to men who were not circumcised. The research also demonstrated the procedure reduced the risk of human papillomavirus transmission by 28 percent.
Thomas Quinn of the U.S. National Institutes of Health led the research, which confirms other smaller studies.
Quinn says, because circumcision reduces the risk of HIV transmission, researchers hoped it might do the same for HPV and genital herpes. "You know, when the results were all in, we were pleasantly surprised that there was a significant reduction for both of those viruses," he said.
Researchers found that circumcision did not significantly reduce the risk of syphilis, another common venereal disease.
Appeal to tradition, also known as proof from tradition, appeal to common practice, argumentum ad antiquitatem, false induction, or the "is/ought" fallacy, is a common logical fallacy in which a thesis is deemed correct on the basis that it correlates with some past or present tradition. The appeal takes the form of "this is right because we've always done it this way."
An appeal to tradition essentially makes two assumptions:
* The old way of thinking was proven correct when introduced. In actuality this may be false — the tradition might be entirely based on incorrect grounds.
* The past justifications for the tradition are still valid at present. In cases where circumstances have changed, this assumption may be false.
Originally posted by sodakota
I'm old fashioned, I still enjoy men opening a door for me, and the polite conversation that follows. "Thank you and... You're welcome."
Originally posted by ChickenPie
As a man, I'd love it if a woman opened a door for me once in a while.
Who would of thunk it?