Sunday, June 12, 2011

Traditional Values

Even before we knew the details of embryo and sperm we could see the mother's belly fattening.

So why wasn't personhood declared when gestation was visible?

Why do we have naming ceremonies at birth (well paperwork any way) rather than when gestation is visible?

2 comments:

sykes.1 said...

I would guess that it is because of spontaneous abortion and infant mortality. I believe that in some cultures, children were not named until they were a few years old.

Painlord2k said...

Because, in many culture rape is common. So, before allowing a new member is better to see him and decide if he is from the tribe or from some one else tribe