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To: Melas
You don't choose to bond. It's an entirely parasympathetic process outside of conscious control. Now you may choose to place some blame on the woman for failing to mimic the outward signs of bonding, but I do not.

But I should really know better than to bring science into a discussion that's as potentially emotionally driven as this one. I usually don't. Not here, or in real life. Experience has taught me that people are happier with their illusion of everything being under conscious control, than the real workings of the mind with it's various unconscious mechanisms, hormonally induced feeling and moods, and biological predispositions that shake the foundations of the "I'm in control" school of thought.

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Who's talking about choosing to bond? I'm talking about a woman who chose not to behave as a loving, nurturing mother.

Human beings are not animals. If you choose not to hold human beings to a higher standard than animals, that's your mistake.

43 posted on 06/03/2011 2:10:51 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: trisham
Human beings are not animals. If you choose not to hold human beings to a higher standard than animals, that's your mistake.

I know that you genuinely believe that, so I'll let it go without further elaboration. My mistake was entering the conversation in the first place.

45 posted on 06/03/2011 2:14:42 PM PDT by Melas (Sent via Galaxy Tab)
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