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  • There is some data out there (that I read like 20 years ago and can’t find anymore) that tested two groups of juvenile rats. One group lived 24/7 with mom, and the other split time between mom and their buddies, playing and doing dumb young animal shit.

    The scientists discovered that the rats with mom had a less developed brain vs the ones who split time. They posited it was due to the split time rats having to navigate friendships and conflict, forcing their brains to develop more complex neural pathways.

    Extrapolating this to humans you can see what the repercussions would be (and in my experience, has become).


  • girlfreddy@lemmy.caOPtoWorld News@lemmy.worldThe World War on Asylum
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    Instead of, you know, sticking by The New Colossus.

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles.

    From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

    “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

    With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"