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Men with smaller testicles make better dads
New Scientist ^ | 09 September 2013 | Victoria Druce

Posted on 09/09/2013 4:12:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Men with smaller testicles tend to be more involved as fathers, a new study suggests.

James Rilling and his colleagues at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, used MRI scans to measure the volume of the testicles of 55 fathers. The team asked these men – and the mothers of their children – a series of questions to determine how involved they are as fathers. The team also used fMRI brain scanners to look at the brain activity of the men as they viewed photos of their kids.

Men with smaller testicles got the best parenting scores in the questionnaires. When looking at pictures of their children, these men also showed more activity in regions of the brain associated with empathy and motivation to care for offspring than men with bigger testes, which suggests they are more nurturing fathers.

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1 posted on 09/09/2013 4:12:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

THAT’S why I’m a crappy father!


2 posted on 09/09/2013 4:13:07 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sure I’ll fill out a questionnaire.

What are the calipers for?


3 posted on 09/09/2013 4:14:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
This research was in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. That is not a joke.


4 posted on 09/09/2013 4:14:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: cripplecreek
What are the calipers for?

Massaging the data.

5 posted on 09/09/2013 4:14:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I guess it’s a darn good thing I don’t have any children!


6 posted on 09/09/2013 4:15:23 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

So are they saying that the sweater vest wearing, manscaped, raisinette equipped, metro sexual is a better dad. BS.


7 posted on 09/09/2013 4:16:11 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

People with no testicles make good moms.


8 posted on 09/09/2013 4:16:44 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Doctor 2Brains
So I guess this is an anthem for lousy fathers...

AC/DC - Big Balls

9 posted on 09/09/2013 4:17:27 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Based on the fact there does not seem to be any particular reason to perform this study I can only assume the researchers just like playing with balls.


10 posted on 09/09/2013 4:18:15 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Slings and Arrows
That's as close as this guy will get to being a father figure.

11 posted on 09/09/2013 4:18:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

My dad is a wonderful dad. Should I be talking to my mom about this?


12 posted on 09/09/2013 4:18:36 PM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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To: DManA

If my aunt had some she’d be my uncle.


13 posted on 09/09/2013 4:18:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m a terrible dad.


14 posted on 09/09/2013 4:19:51 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: DManA

Then it’s a shame Lindsey Graham never married.


15 posted on 09/09/2013 4:20:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
One has to ask...what is the agenda...?
16 posted on 09/09/2013 4:20:23 PM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: Gefn
Should I be talking to my mom about this?

It depends.

17 posted on 09/09/2013 4:20:24 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Slings and Arrows

Another useless, agenda-driven study. Good grief.


18 posted on 09/09/2013 4:20:27 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Fzob

Maybe they’re trying for an Ig Noble.


19 posted on 09/09/2013 4:21:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: DManA

Unless you’re Hillary Clinton. ;)


20 posted on 09/09/2013 4:21:16 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Gefn

Hmmm...no.


21 posted on 09/09/2013 4:21:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I guess that would make me an outlier from the data.


22 posted on 09/09/2013 4:22:29 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check highlights every single word.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I wonder if the relative distance of the dangle matters? I remember that Nick Nolte was alleged to have had a “testicle tuck”, because his hung down so low they were a nuisance.

N.B.: the reason for external testicles is that, for some reason, sperm do not function well at body temperature, and need to be cooler than the insides. Even overusing a hot tub is known to decrease fertility.

Last but not least, a parody of a Revolutionary War song:

Do your b**** hang low, do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie ‘em in a knot, can you tie ‘em in a bow?
Can you throw ‘em over your shoulder, like a Continental soldier?
Do your b**** hang low?


23 posted on 09/09/2013 4:22:29 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: Slings and Arrows

People will study the darndest things.


24 posted on 09/09/2013 4:22:59 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Slings and Arrows

25 posted on 09/09/2013 4:23:18 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (Still crazy after all these beers.)
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To: BenLurkin

Seein’ that dickhead in that place, and envisioning him flying all over vacationworld in Air Force One continues to irk my guts to no end.


26 posted on 09/09/2013 4:23:34 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: trisham; Popman

Our taxes probably paid for it, so we might as well get a laugh out of it.


27 posted on 09/09/2013 4:24:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Popman

The fascist media is working overtime to boost the anxiety level of men In general,.... Anxious males might be more likely to support the Democrat Socialists and Obama.

Maybe that’s it.


28 posted on 09/09/2013 4:24:59 PM PDT by o2bfree (Lindsey Graham is left of South Carolina.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Um.... who gets to decide what defines “better dad”?


29 posted on 09/09/2013 4:25:01 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Slings and Arrows
Did they account for brass content? 😊
30 posted on 09/09/2013 4:25:14 PM PDT by John Galt's cousin (WTF? We couldn't rescue four men in Benghazi? Is our military IMPOTENT? ( /s ))
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To: DManA

Or congressmetros.


31 posted on 09/09/2013 4:25:16 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Every bell curve has two sides. ;)


32 posted on 09/09/2013 4:25:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

assinine “science”.

the left is obsessed with the male sex organ. their entire existence revolves around their own crotches.


33 posted on 09/09/2013 4:25:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

34 posted on 09/09/2013 4:25:57 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Better” is a qualitative term not useful in science. I’m thinking the authors define “better” = a man who does all the house work, shopping and cooking. In fact everything except the breast feeding. Which is still women’s work but we’re working on that.


35 posted on 09/09/2013 4:26:32 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Well, they said they are more “nurturing” and scored better on the “parenting questionnaire”. I don’t think that necessarily means they make better fathers, unless you presume feminist, post-modernist notions about parenting.

So, yeah, it’s BS


36 posted on 09/09/2013 4:26:46 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Dad and mom raised two successful girls nd have been married over 50 years. My dad is my role model. What ever he and mom are/were doing they must have gotten right.

Silly survey.


37 posted on 09/09/2013 4:28:03 PM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Then it’s a shame Lindsey Graham never married.

He can now--thanks to the Supreme Court.

38 posted on 09/09/2013 4:28:35 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: gaijin

Is that a Ken doll?


39 posted on 09/09/2013 4:29:04 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Judging by the Vienna Sausage pics that made the rounds, Carlos Danger should be father of the year.


40 posted on 09/09/2013 4:29:05 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Hide the livestock.


41 posted on 09/09/2013 4:30:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ErnBatavia

I think the father is Hillary.


42 posted on 09/09/2013 4:30:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: gaijin

43 posted on 09/09/2013 4:35:24 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Slings and Arrows
I wonder how many millions of tax payer dollars went into this earth-shaking, need-to-know research.
44 posted on 09/09/2013 4:35:27 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Slings and Arrows

Filing that info away for a future argument ;^)


45 posted on 09/09/2013 4:36:44 PM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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To: gaijin

er.... the fellow on the left... FONDU???!?

That’s a little gay, isn’t it?


46 posted on 09/09/2013 4:36:49 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Boogieman

I’m glad we agree. I nutured my son and daughter without being their second mommy. Whenever possible, children need a good male and female role model.


47 posted on 09/09/2013 4:38:08 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: DManA

That’s very true.


48 posted on 09/09/2013 4:39:02 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Anton.Rutter

It’s SCIENCE!


49 posted on 09/09/2013 4:41:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Dads say “You can do it.”
Moms say “Be careful.”

ya need both.


50 posted on 09/09/2013 4:41:28 PM PDT by DManA
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