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Originally posted by sirhumperdink
Originally posted by elrem48
reply to post by AQuestion
Believe it or not my daughter's friend from high school had a nephew who was born without a brain three years ago, but he only survived for two and a half months. He was a beautiful baby, as many pictures were posted of him. Her friend loved him very much and swore that he knew who she was personally whenever she held him. She was devastated when he passed away.edit on 3-11-2012 by elrem48 because: (no reason given)
all just part of gods plan he created that baby gave it those problems and then killed it so that she could have that emotionally moving experience and grow as a person
really you have to see the good in the situation
god works in mysterious ways and this was for the best because god can do no wrong
Originally posted by Dynamike
reply to post by sirhumperdink
There are maybe a handful of us who think like you and me. I will tell you from experience that trying to change the way they think is mostly a waste of time. Our brains are wired differently and the thought process will always be the same. You cannot rewire theirs. Most humans think with empathy. We think with logic. We are cold and callous. They think with magic fairy dust and fluffy clouds.
You are right though it makes me worry about the future of mankind when I hear such archaic and ancient forms of thought still exist in its overwhelming numbers today.
Dr. Irene Pepperberg's research with captive African Greys, most notably with a bird named Alex, has scientifically demonstrated that they possess the ability to associate simple human words with meanings, and to intelligently apply the abstract concepts of shape, colour, number, zero-sense, etc. According to Pepperberg and other ornithologists[who?], they perform many cognitive tasks at the level of dolphins, chimpanzees, and even human toddlers.
One notable African Grey is N'kisi, who in 2004 was said to have a vocabulary of over 950 words and, like Pepperberg's Alex, was noted for creative use of language. For example, when Jane Goodall visited N'kisi in his New York home, he greeted her with "Got a chimp?" because he'd seen pictures of her with chimpanzees in Africa.
A study published in 2011, led by Dr. Dalila Bovet of Paris West University Nanterre La Défense, demonstrated that African Grey parrots were able to coordinate and collaborate with each other to an extent. They were able to solve problems set by scientists—for example, two birds could pull strings at the same time in order to obtain food. In another example, one bird stood on a perch in order to release a food-laden tray, while the other pulled the tray out from the test apparatus. Both would then feed. The birds in question were observed waiting for their partners to perform the necessary actions so that their behaviour could be synchronized. It was also noted that the parrots appeared to express individual preferences as to which of the other test birds they worked with.
Originally posted by Ben91099
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Naturally , body expires first and brain dies later because it was also a newly born baby .
The God gave him chance to see the world before it dies completely .
Originally posted by Trexter Ziam
reply to post by AQuestion
A certain person I know used to work in a hospital ward for newborns and told me about that condition. She said they "could" live as long as up to twenty-one years or so. But, instead of letting the parents know about the baby's condition, they tell the parents the baby is stillborn and then they STARVE it to death. I was flabbergasted. She said there's no hospital laws that say you have to feed and give water to patients. They simply have no idea HOW LONG because it depends on too many things. This is the same religion hospital that denied abortion, even though they KNOW the baby will be born with that condition. Then, they slow starve it to death. Babies takes longer than adults to starve and dehydrate.
I checked and see the nurse who told me up to 21 years of age was in error.
To date, there are only three recorded cases of anencephalic children surviving for longer periods of time: Stephanie Keene of Falls Church, Virginia, who lived for 2 years 174 days; Vitoria de Cristo, born in Brazil in January 2010 and surviving until July 17, 2012; and Nickolas Coke of Pueblo, Colorado, who lived for 3 years and 11 months
edit on 3/11/2012 by Trexter Ziam because: (no reason given)
This phenomenon has been called the encephalization quotient; E = CS2, where E and S are body and brain weights and C is the cephalization factor. Just focusing on the relationship between the body and the brain is not enough; one also has to consider the total size of the animal.
Brain size usually increases with body size (positive correlation) in animals (i.e. large animals usually have larger brains than smaller animals). The relationship is not linear however. Small mammals like mice have a direct brain/body size similar to humans, while elephants have comparatively small brain/body size, despite elephants being obviously intelligent animals.
 Intelligence in animals is hard to establish, but the larger the brain the more brain weight might be available for more complex cognitive tasks.
However, large animals needs more braincells to control their body, so that relative rather than absolute brain size makes for a ranking of animals that coincide better with observed complexity of behaviour. The relationship between brain-to-body mass ratio and complexity of behaviour is not perfect as other factors also influence intelligence, like the evolution of the recent cerebral cortex and different degrees of brain folding, which increase the surface of the cortex, which is positively correlated in humans to intelligence. The noted exception to this, of course, are those suffering from swelling of the brain which, while resulting in greater surface area, does not alter intelligence.