>God >muh Biology
>shouldn't be allowed to be gay
>Was I emotionally ready
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Also stop implying so much. The point of the post, if you follow, is that mental acquity and ability for optimal decision making obvious gets shittier the younger you are. Biological markers of body development have coinciding milestones in cognitive abilities. What you do, is take those maturation milestones as signals that the underlying neural capability has followed suit. This is of course not accounting for culture and socioeconomics.
> gay people comment
I personally dont care.
>against bestiality too
Nope, could care less if you like horsecock in your tuckus. See? Please stop implying.
>if it turns out we're biologically/evolutionarilly wired to rape and murder, would that make doing so acceptable
We aren't so it's a non-issue in this case
>why is it always assumed/implied that things improve with development or age
Assumed? It's empirically evident. Statistically with a STRONG correlation factor show that biological maturation (excising the other end of the age spectrum where dementia slopes down the curve again) show that better decision making and reasoning skills occur with maturation. These coincide with neuralogical maturation as the brain gels into place. Not to mention puberty (avoiding naive structures prior to that) exacts a special toll since a metabolic 'firestorm' exhausts most processes in the body. Which is why sleep requirements increase by an hour or two during this period.
>if we find that females/brown people are genetically inferior in some way, is it then just to stack our political institutions against them?
You've spilled the soykaf. I'm only addressing the "I'm 8 hurr I could make decisions for myself" point. Nothing else.
>i just don't understand how you can be so declarative and absolute in your thinking
It's called empirical science and the power of longitudinal assays into behavioral, physiological, and psychological maturation from infancy through puberty into adulthood.
>Begging the question
I asked if you wanted sources... you never said please or yes... or anything to the affirmative. Aren't we here to argue in good faith?http://faculty.weber.edu/eamsel/Research%20Groups/Dual%20PRocess%20Research/new%20papers/hooper%20et%20al%20%282004%29.pdf
This treats decision making by age. Whats interesting is they used a punishment step to also study self-inhibition through planning. Read it yourself, the conclusion so far, along with other papers is that the development is a rather protracted process.
>Giedd, J.N. et al. October 1999. “Brain development during childhood and adolescence: a longitudinal MRI study.” Nature. Vol 2, No 10, pp. 861-863
Specifically shows the reorganization of the brain in puberty. This is striking because most child development researchers had until recently thought that the majority of developmental brain development for the most part ceased at a few years after birth.
In particular, during the reorganization, the prefrontal cortex matures last.
>Lampert T, Thamm M. Tabak-, Alkohol- und Drogenkonsum von Jugendlichen in Deutschland. Ergebnisse des Kinder- und Jugendgesundheitssurveys (KiGGS) Bundesgesundheitsblatt- Gesundheitsforschung - Gesundheitsschutz. 2007;50:600–608.
>Susanne E. Baumgartner, Sindy R. Sumter, Jochen Peter, Patti M. Valkenburg
Pediatrics Dec 2012, 130 (6) e1489-e1496; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-0842
Particularly you'll see the curve in figure 1. Compare that with the median age for the start of puberty.
So there's a lot of empirical evidence citing increasing risk then a downswell after pre-frontal cortex "gelling".
Our consciousness resides in our biology, or at the very least (if YOU'RE into god spooks) is affected by it. To discount biology is to discount reality. No moral issue is needed to make it confusing.