1. You know what is messed up; evolutionary psychology is more in sync with Christian understanding of marriage, then our public policy regarding the family. There are a lot of great articles there.
" I really hate the argument that marriage is all about the children. "That is what I was told today, in an FB conversation. I don't know, if she every thought it out, but children can't survive on their own after birth. They just die, after a day or two. Both biological parents, maternal and paternal progenitors raising their offspring together seems to be a reasonable solution to this problem. We just can't give it's own legal term in our public policy to promote the idea, I guess. And anyone who does... will be socially tormented and ostracized in the community for having such a dumb *ss idea.
"My biggest beef with all of this is somehow I am viewed as a bigot, and I think that is so unfortunate and very untrue. But because they think they can redefine marriage, then they think they can redefine the people who oppose that point of view. it's sad and scary."
4. Constitutional Law Professor Ann Althouse was as sore winner.
"Man up, losers. You lost. And you deserved to lose. Now, stop acting like losers. If you can. (I bet you can't!)"
5. Who’s Yo Daddy? over at Alexandria.
Question 1a: Are ova property? Of whom, under what circumstances? Question 1b: Are sperm property? Of whom, under what circumstances? Question 1c: Is a sperm-fertilized ovum property? Of whom, under what circumstances? If not property, what is it?Follow the link for the answer.
A world with Eros but without friendship is a world full of isolated, self-obsessed couples, of love unshared a sad thing indeed. – A priest’s reflection on friendship
What she found in her recent study -- published in SAGE's Journal of Social and Personal Relationships -- were surprising gender differences. She and her colleagues found that during high mutual levels of cooperation with a romantic partner, men typically experience an "inphase" response to their significant other's emotions. That is, if the woman in the relationship is feeling more positive, the man will feel more positive. If she feels less positive, he will feel less positive. On the contrary, it seems women experience more of an "antiphase" pattern during high mutual cooperation. If her partner is feeling more positive, she will tend to feel less positive, and vice versa.