Jonp64, it’s not quite anthropomorphizing to ask a question like this… Doesn’t necessarily apply to physical traits common to different species of animals (such as DNA). This is why actual scientists are able to conduct animal testing without fear of the danger you speak of.
February 9, 2015 at 10:13pm
I clicked on this story thinking might be an interview with Willy Wonka.
 October 15, 2014 at 5:13am
they identified “18 unknown species known to cause disease in humans”… lol.
For clarity’s sake.. the fetus is not viable right now (as far as the doctors can tell) only because of it’s age, not because of ultrasound findings. At 22 weeks, a fetus is not considered to be able to survive outside of the mother’s womb. Chances of survival increase dramatically, however, in the next couple of weeks (about 50% survival at 25 weeks and up to 90% survival rate at 26/27 weeks).
January 6, 2014 at 8:37am
I think the part that wasn’t reported (but heavily eluded to) is that he’s likely suffering from mental illness and was experiencing some sort of psychotic episode. Read the mother’s comments again “he’s not well”.. that she’ll be spending the rest of her life “making him well”…
So that is probably why he left his belongings, didn’t contact them, etc. Because he could have been incapable of rational thought at the time.
January 6, 2014 at 8:31am
I also suspect that mental illness played a very large role here. Especially considering the mother’s comments that he’s “obviously not well” and that “My baby looks so lost and I will be spending the rest of my life making him well”.
He also would not have left behind all of his belongings, including his wallet and cell phone, if he was simply rebelling and wanting space from his family.
July 20, 2013 at 12:34pm
@Mastice: Our country was founded on the idea that rights are given to all human beings via a higher power and are not given to us by any man, government, country, etc. It doesn’t matter where in the world someone lives… every human has certain natural rights.
So there is a difference between our country and the UAE. Our government was instituted as a way to *protect* these rights for people living here.
If another country does not recognize the fact that humans have inherent rights, I would argue that it is our duty to NOT respect their laws when they violate these human rights.
February 13, 2013 at 9:06am
I saw it straight away… ??? I have a really hard time believing that a radiologist can miss that.. very disturbing if true though.
I did miss the gorilla in the video though, lol.
I saw both immediately. I wonder if the radiologists missing it is due to repetition. Think of driving the same route to work for 5 years. You're on autopilot. You know the route, so you're only looking for what you need to achieve your goal - get to work safely. Radiologists are only looking for medical abnormalities, not goofy tricks.
February 12, 2013 at 5:40pm
If there is a TV in the cabin and he’s watching live coverage he’d be able to see every move they make.
December 12, 2012 at 8:48pm
Very touching… Glenn – Victor and your family are in my prayers… may God comfort and strengthen you all and may he bless you with his gentle guidance as you make these difficult decisions… Wishing you a Merry Christmas full of Hope and Peace.
December 9, 2012 at 10:37am
…way to do so…
December 9, 2012 at 10:36am
I actually used to work at the NE Aquarium – cold shock in turtles is indeed a serious, life threatening condition that requires care even beyond the point when they are relocated. (and no I’m not a troll;)
I do like to try and take a balanced approach on things like these – I personally am glad that we have the endangered species act to protect some of these amazing animals that God made – each situation must be looked at carefully though. I find nothing wrong with this particular story – the article even said that much of the funding comes from private donors. And the 4 million facility does not mean it’s 4 million that our gov’t is spending – it’s a facility that already exists – probably another aquarium or small research facility of some sort that will then take on the expense of the treatment/care itself.
We don’t need to turn our back on the wonders of nature, or on our responsibility to do what we can to protect it, just because we are conservative.
Sure we could allow nature to take it’s course, but whether we like to admit it or not, the fact these turtles are endangered is likely a byproduct of our lifestyle – fishing methods and plastics thrown into the ocean being mistaken as their food source (and then killing them). Just because I feel that certain groups, including our gov’t, often go overboard when it comes to protecting the environment, doesn’t mean I believe our gov’t has zero responsibility to care for it when there is a reasonable
A JET RIDE? These turtles have as big a carbon footprint as Al Gore now! They contributed to the problem and didn't even ASK for help.........
Give me a break! You made an interesting statement, but I am just going to focus on part of it, and that is: "these amazing animals that God made". Well, let God take care of them.
Human's have impacted nature from the very first day that we arrived on this planet and had to take a dump.
Get over it.
November 3, 2011 at 9:20am
Interesting point about PETA – I wonder if they have voiced any concerns over this as well…
September 27, 2011 at 8:49am
@Jesusfreak95 – the video camera would likely begin shaking before people really started realizing what was going on – that’s probably why it seemed so long – also people don’t start reacting until the more violent shaking – they were still just standing around taking pictures (I viewed the other 3 videos as well) for the first few seconds.
And I think the guy running back up may have been a teacher or chaperone for that group of kids that was there. So he ran back up to make sure his group had all started to evacuate.
September 27, 2011 at 8:35am
I don’t think I’d qualify under your request for those with “scholarly knowledge”, but I don’t think it’s necessary in order to answer at least your question about the crusaders… it’s because they were blinded by sin. Ugliness and sin – something that affects every human being on the planet, regardless of religion or lack thereof. No amount of scholarly thought could justify the crusades.
And guess what?! Looks like God answered your question from when you were a kid! lol. They speak English now so we can understand:) The Catholic Church is not perfect and doesn’t pretend to be – every one of it’s members, including the Pope, is subject to sin. The Church is like a mother – there to guide us and do her best to teach us, but we do know that she also is not perfect.
September 20, 2011 at 8:09pm
Somebody already brought up Nick Vujicic – but he’s worth bringing up again in response to this story!
Who are we to decide who’s life is worth living and who’s is not…. and I’ll add that it’s very disturbing to me that these parents are saying now, that after their son has been born and been a part of their lives for 3 years, that they wish they would have known about his disability so they could have aborted him. I can only hope that they *just* wanted the money and worded the lawsuit in such a way that gave them the best chance of winning (still not ethically admirable, but better than regretting the fact that they missed out on the chance to kill their son!!) – I can only hope that they truly do love their son and are thankful that he is a part of their life.
April 6, 2011 at 4:19pm
I’ve been thinking about this story – putting myself in this position and imagining if it were my child – even at 6, I would not be criticizing the police for using the pepper spray. In fact, I’d be happy that A. they used the spray instead of a taser or something more extreme, and B. that they were able to stop him before he hurt himself or committed a serious crime by seriously injuring someone. I’d be thankful that the officers used appropriate force against my child and did not put themselves in the position to become his ‘victims’ by trying to wrestle the stick out of his hands.
March 22, 2011 at 4:06pm
That’s sad… looks to me like a seizure caused him to fall in the water and drown. Who knows if the seizure would have killed him if he hadn’t fallen in:( Poor thing… and I agree that it’s interesting thinking about the possibility that his mother knew something was up and her instinct kicked in and she rejected him…
February 15, 2011 at 6:01pm
My sincerest prayers are with her as she recovers physically and emotionally. How horrible.
February 8, 2011 at 7:21am
This mother and her child are in my prayers. What a horrible situation.