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posted by LaminatorX on Friday February 21 2014, @03:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the totally-getting-snipped-for-my-birthday-this-year dept.

robingHood writes:

"New Scientist Magazine reports on findings that suggest that delaying fatherhood may increase the risk of fathering children with disorders such as Apert syndrome, Autism and Schizophrenia. The article reports that 'although there is a big increase in risk for many disorders, it's a big increase in a very small risk. A 40-year-old is about 50 per cent more likely to father an autistic child than a 20-year-old is, for instance, but the overall risk is only about 1 per cent to start with.' In other words: time to start mating before those tadpoles turn into toads."

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  • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Friday February 21 2014, @08:10PM

    by mcgrew (701) <> on Friday February 21 2014, @08:10PM (#4517) Homepage Journal

    Oh, and did I mention that the greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.

    Do you know of any other species that is better at it? Any other species that can do math at all?

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  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:20PM

    by FatPhil (863) <> on Saturday February 22 2014, @12:20PM (#4793) Homepage

    Out of the species that have developed birth control - all of them apart from the humans.

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