Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Ashes » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:31 pm

http://io9.com/5458304/research-shows-t ... raight-one

The bottom line is that the science shows that children raised by two same-gender parents do as well on average as children raised by two different-gender parents. This is obviously inconsistent with the widespread claim that children must be raised by a mother and a father to do well.

Raharu made me post this. I thought it was preaching to the choir.
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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Coda » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:40 pm

I think what this really goes to show you is that the important thing is having a stable family environment. The exact composition isn't so relevant as having two (I suppose more wouldn't be bad) loving, caring authority figures/role models.
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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Plasman » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:59 am

Exactly.

What matters is the kind of role model you have while growing up; that way, you can use that as a basis for your own development. And, after reading the article, I'd say that having more than one parent allows you to learn about life from more than one perspective.

And let's not forget the old saying: "It takes a whole village to raise a child."
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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby masstreble » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:50 am

Plasman wrote:And let's not forget the old saying: "It takes a whole village to raise a child."

That is either one heavy kid or a puny village. Just sayin'.
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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Jennifer Diane Reitz » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:18 pm

Stability, support, feeling loved.

If these three are present, it doesn't matter what else is going on, or how anything else is arranged. Your parents -or anyone else in your life- could be sapient, bionic cows. Intelligent shades of the color blue. Giant silver-plated robots from space. It wouldn't matter.

As long as your life is stable, you are supported emotionally and physically, and you know you are loved, anything can be weathered, and there is no issue whatever is going on.

It really is that simple, I am robustly convinced.

Of course having gay or lesbian parents makes no difference. Except to meddling bigots, of course.
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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby draque » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:19 pm

Plasman wrote:And let's not forget the old saying: "It takes a whole village to raise a child."


That's a misquote, actually. The ancient, original saying was "It takes a whole village to raze a child." It was a much more violent time, and children were the most significant threat to primitive humans...
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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Zilla » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:09 pm

Well, technically not the robots because it has to be cozy and comfortable to physically interact with your parents (monkey study with felt "parent" vs metal "parent")
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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Coda » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:36 pm

Zilla wrote:Well, technically not the robots because it has to be cozy and comfortable to physically interact with your parents (monkey study with felt "parent" vs metal "parent")

I wouldn't consider that study to be completely applicable, because in that study the only interaction was child-initiated. I think that a stable home situation where the parents were loving and active in their child's life but happened to have metal bodies would probably be fairly successful.
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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Zilla » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:00 pm

I'd say it would hurt the relationship if they were cold and hard to the touch. :( It'd be quite alien to be hugged and nurtured by something so lifeless... *shudder*

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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Coda » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:50 pm

*gives hugs!*
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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Shivers » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:46 am

Well yeah 2 loving men parents would be better then a Abusevive drunk dad and a mother, with the dad constantly beating up the mom and abuseing the kids etc. I know people in this day and age are still deathly afraid of 2 homosexual men raiseing a child, afraid because they think just cuz the men are homosexual, they also rape and molest children. Espically boy children. But its not always the case, and more studies are being done to prove that.
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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Alfador » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:29 pm

Zilla wrote:I'd say it would hurt the relationship if they were cold and hard to the touch. :( It'd be quite alien to be hugged and nurtured by something so lifeless... *shudder*

I haven't had a hug for FAR TOO LONG!


The really nurturing robot parents will cover themselves in soft plush costumes so they feel comforting. :3
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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Ashes » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:36 am

Zilla wrote:I'd say it would hurt the relationship if they were cold and hard to the touch. :( It'd be quite alien to be hugged and nurtured by something so lifeless... *shudder*

I haven't had a hug for FAR TOO LONG!

Maybe you should get yourself a Furby or a Teddy Ruxbin to hug.
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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Zilla » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:54 pm

It's okay, two days ago my roommate hugged me and it was so good that I cried.

I really needed that!
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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Ashes » Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:43 pm

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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Plasman » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:13 am

Yay! HUG PARTY!!! :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:
^v^ ^*^ W!! Rwrrr! #_@ (-.-)


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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Coda » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:17 am

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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Coda » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:20 pm

Reviving this old thread to add some interesting new research:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/06/07/le ... index.html

A nearly 25-year study concluded that children raised in lesbian households were psychologically well-adjusted and had fewer behavioral problems than their peers.

The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, followed 78 lesbian couples who conceived through sperm donations and assessed their children's well-being through a series of questionnaires and interviews.

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To assess their well-being, Gartrell used the Child Behavior Checklist, a commonly used standard to measure children's behavioral and social problems, such as anxiety, depression, aggressive behavior and social competence.

The answers were coded into a computer and then analyzed. This data was compared with data from children of nonlesbian families.

The results surprised Gartrell.

"I would have anticipated the kids would be doing as well as the normative sample," she said. "I didn't expect better."


I say it only stands to reason. What this goes to show, it seems, is that families where the parents had to go out of their way to get children are more likely to take good care of them. This isn't to say that a lesbian couple is always better than any heterosexual couple, but really more that there are a lot more bad heterosexual parents than there are bad gay parents.
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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Coda » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:21 am

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Re: Science To Society: Be Proud Of Your Two Dads

Postby Wizard CaT » Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:48 am

I do believe that is a Colbert quote.
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