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Originally posted by Lucas73
Also some of these people who would have died due to allergies or an asthma attack in the past are now surviving childhood, becoming parents to 2 or 3 kids and passing on their 'bad genes' to yet another bigger generation.
Survival of the fittest has been circumvented by medicine and science and the numbers of "special people" in society will continue to grow until either we become able to manipulate genes to eradicate these maladies OR medical intervention becomes so expensive that it is beyond the finances of the average family and they die off.
Here's hoping some of these peoples problems are psychosomatic.edit on 6/12/2012 by Lucas73 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by cassp83
-1 in 54 males has autism (I do not believe that almost 20% of male children have autism...over-diagnosed)
edit on 6-12-2012 by cassp83 because: deleted
Originally posted by KarensHoliday
-1 in 3 is overweight
-1 in 6 has learning disabilities
-1 in 9 has asthma
-1 in 10 has ADHD
-1 in 12 has food allergies
-1 in 20 has seizures
-1 in 54 males has autism
-1 in 88 has autism
Originally posted by Brown Bear
Against my better judgement I'll post a reply if I can stop crying long enough... or maybe it's laughter, as a Social Scientist it's difficult to tell the difference anymore these days. At least this OP question is a small step above the social dribble lately found on ATS.
Unfortunately, reading as many posts as I could stomach some truths jump out with the most obvious is the lack of original thoughts although some hit upon a few trees while missing the forest in which the parrots are jabbering loudly but saying nothing.
All of you are products of a very very sick society unless you have done time consuming work on yourself (which few have these days). You all exhibit almost endless psychological dysfunctions primary of which is the inability to see the forest for the trees.
Everybody senses things are seriously awry with the children produced in America. But the fact is that something is seriously "wrong" with the kids produced over the past 40 years. In 4 generations we've seen this country blossom with Breeders and the Eaters that produced slugs and zombies.
America produces nothing of substance these days because we don't have the ability. Everything is missing from the equation because of a lack of Will to do any better, and thus, we all realize that nothing better is coming to us, just down down down.
Nothing will be done in my lifetime to correct these trends, it's too late for America now. So without distracting attention with hundreds of social "trees" maybe better to make simple and reduce them to the root cause:
In almost every society, at almost every time in history, the responsibility for raising children falls to the mothers and it's long been known that a child's emotion and thought patterns are irrevocably formed in the first seven years of life, and then repeated over and over again.
Thus, women are solely responsible for the children raised over the past 40 years because they have total authority within both society and the home... but then, when was the last time anybody saw most women take responsibility for anything? Not surprising that their kids don't either.
Over and over again one culprit: poor parenting. "Parenting?" Ha. Motherhood is the Sacred Cow, untouchable "cows" both literally and figuratively... most fathers have been divorced and marginalized from their children's lives leaving women to raise kids with the same skill they drive cars...
The results are in along with the test scores, and mothers have failed miserably at their one God-given task. No one else is responsible for what a kid eats, thinks, does... and most of their kids will never recover from childhood... or from an education (ha ha) delivered by women.
A solution? Historically, great societies recognize women are incapable of raising boys. All they raise are little girls. The solution is to get the male children away from women's influence as quickly as possible and eventually restore the male energy that our society so desperately lacks.
It is believed that the recent increased rates of asthma are due to environmental changes.
A study published in the Journal of Health Economics determined that about 20 percent of children have likely been misdiagnosed. That’s nearly 1 million children in the United States alone.
The study found that many of the youngest children in any given grade level are perceived as exhibiting “symptoms” of ADHD, such as fidgeting and inability to concentrate, simply because they’re younger and being compared to their older, more mature classmates.
In fact, the youngest students were 60 percent more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than the oldest in the same grade. And when you take into account the maturity level, and in large part normal behavior of a 6 versus a 7-year old, you can easily see why.
Scientists aren’t certain about what causes ASD, but it’s likely that both genetics and environment play a role. Researchers have identified a number of genes associated with the disorder. Studies of people with ASD have found irregularities in several regions of the brain. Other studies suggest that people with ASD have abnormal levels of serotonin or other neurotransmitters in the brain. These abnormalities suggest that ASD could result from the disruption of normal brain development early in fetal development caused by defects in genes that control brain growth and that regulate how brain cells communicate with each other, possibly due to the influence of environmental factors on gene function. While these findings are intriguing, they are preliminary and require further study. The theory that parental practices are responsible for ASD has long been disproved.