Thursday, November 22, 2012

Yawning Away

From Reuters:
LONDON (Reuters) - Growing into a fully formed human being is a long process, and scientists have found that unborn babies not only hiccup, swallow and stretch in the womb, they yawn too. 
Researchers who studied 4D scans of 15 healthy fetuses also said they think yawning is a developmental process which could potentially give doctors a new way to check on a baby's health. 
While some scientists have previously suggested that fetuses yawn, others disagree and say it is nothing more than a developing baby opening and stretching its mouth. 
But writing in the journal PLOS ONE on Wednesday, British researchers said their study was able to clearly distinguish yawning from "non-yawn mouth opening" based on how long the mouth was open.
What a perverse culture! On the on hand, we read scientific reports like this one, which give no doubt about the life and viability of the baby in the womb, and yet our nation just reelected a man who is perfectly fine putting out commercials and campaigning on the "right" to terminate their lives.

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