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  • Female - Already have children

    2 3.85%
  • Female - Definitely want children

    5 9.62%
  • Female - Might want children

    5 9.62%
  • Female - Not sure

    1 1.92%
  • Female - Probably donít want children

    8 15.38%
  • Female - Definitely donít want children

    4 7.69%
  • Female - Canít have children

    0 0%
  • Male - Already have children

    2 3.85%
  • Male - Definitely want children

    6 11.54%
  • Male - Might want children

    8 15.38%
  • Male - Not sure

    6 11.54%
  • Male - Probably donít want children

    2 3.85%
  • Male - Definitely donít want children

    2 3.85%
  • Male - Canít have children

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Thread: Reproduction

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    cos technically speaking, they can take the garbage out for themselves
    More intelligent to get some poor schmo to do it for ya.
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    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    More intelligent to get some poor schmo to do it for ya.

    Yea but the trade off for the schmo is that he would hog the remote and keep changing channels ......I hate that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    Yea but the trade off for the schmo is that he would hog the remote and keep changing channels ......I hate that...
    You just haven't trained him properly.
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    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    Some people do reproduce for practical reasons, such as having 'extra hands' on the farm, in some cultures. I definitely think that is a factor is some people's minds. Someone to take care of you when you're old, etc. I am completely willing to believe that some people view those as reasons to reproduce, but probably more so in modern times in lesser developed countries. It was probably more common in the US one hundred and fifty years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    You just haven't trained him properly.
    I guess I could take the batteries out... persumably men are totally unconcious they do the channel change thing... WEIRD!

    I'd better stop ribbing the less fair sex

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    Voted that I don't know.

    I can make lots of arguments one way or the other. My partner's opinion would likely be a deciding factor in whether or not I'd have kids. However, I am of the opinion that if you don't know if you want kids, you probably shouldn't have them. So we'll see if I'm more confident about it in the future.
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    Well what about women who want to get married who might not want kids? That's an option too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    Well what about women who want to get married who might not want kids? That's an option too.
    then they would choose the women - don't want kids option....

    I didn't put in relationship status... it can tick people off.

    MP - couldn't agree more, I'm even a little iffy about vague desire v's truely wanting kids, however I've met a good few guys who didn't know they wanted kids until their women were pregnant and have been wonderful fathers

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    I guess I was just responding to the idea that more intelligent women wouldn't want to get married. I mean, a woman could want to get married for other reasons than to bear children, and still maintain her identity and career whilst being in a committed partnership. It's not really a response to the OP but other comments I saw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    I'm sure there will be some cross over between cost to feed and rear kids and income they can generate while working for you, but I'm not convinced it's a cause to get pregnant...
    It has been the primary reason since the beginning of agricultural society. Many people throughout the world still live in agricultural societies.

    Apparently the mouths to feed vs hands to work ratio is in favor of hands to work otherwise large families would not have been such a strong part of agricultural culture. People would have noticed that the large families were screwed and the small families were doing better and would have limited their family sizes.

    Obviously the same is not true of an industrial society or post-industrial society and I don't know that there are rational reasons for reproducing in that case.

    I mean, there are health benefits for bearing and nursing children, but there are also health risks. Humans are social and do better in social groups, but you can create a pseudo family without having children.
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