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Study: Being Born Without a Father Leads to Anger, Hate, Suffering

If you think about it, that was really the whole point of Star Wars.

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Walter Hudson

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December 13, 2013 - 8:00 am
"There was no father." And we all know how that worked out.

“There was no father.” And we all know how that worked out.

Anakin was doomed from the start, being born as he was by the will of the Force, and not by the seed of a present father. So we may conclude after considering a recent study from the journal Cerebral Cortex. Here’s the summary from The Christian Post:

The absence of fathers during childhood may lead to impaired behavioral and social abilities, and brain defects, researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada, found.

The researchers found that the mice raised without a father had abnormal social interactions and were more aggressive, compared to the mice raised with a father. The effects were stronger among daughters than sons.

Being raised without a father actually changed the brains of the test subjects. The research found defects in the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which controls social and cognitive functions, of the fatherless mice.

Mice were used because their environment could be controlled to ensure that the effects of fatherlessness were measured accurately. Plus, their response apparently proves “extremely relevant to humans.”

The real finding here affirms the human capacity for needless studies to confirm what plain sense makes clear. Kids need their Dad.

As a father of young children, I have been struck by the profound sense of gender identity inherent in even the youngest child. My six month old responds differently to men and women, snuggling up readily to the latter, and employing more caution around the former. My four year old presents different challenges to my authority than to that of his mother, and endures different challenges from each of us in return.

Here’s the deal. We had all the findings we needed on this topic when we first discovered that it takes one man and one woman to make a child. I’m not sure how much more we’re going to learn from mice.

Walter Hudson advocates for individual rights, serving on the boards of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota, Minnesota Majority and the Minority Liberty Alliance. He maintains a blog and daily podcast entitled Fightin Words. He also contributes to True North, a hub of conservative Minnesotan commentary, and regularly appears on the Twin Cities News Talk Weekend Roundtable on KTCN AM 1130. Follow his work via Twitter and Facebook.

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I did not read this but I disapprove.
26 weeks ago
26 weeks ago Link To Comment
Walter,

You are forgetting that for legions of securalist acolytes of scientism, the knowledge embedded in tradition is of no value, only that which has been churned out by the forges of science is "real." We are best served when we take a study such as this and simply say "this confirms what tradition says", rather than mocking the knuckleheads who have to be hit over the head with a box of peer reviewed studies documenting the rising of the sun in the east before they will acknowledge that the sun does, in fact, rise in the east.
37 weeks ago
37 weeks ago Link To Comment
Actually, the whole point was a little more general than fatherlessness leading to anger and hate. Disconnecting people from society and from things bigger than the self lead to anger, hate, suffering… The Jedi cut the padawans off from both, taking Force sensitive children from their families by 2 and raising them outside of society. That was the balance that needed to be restored. It's hard to see because Lucas got so preoccupied with visual symbolism and Joseph Campbell theories that he lost the forest for the trees, that Anakin fell because he was cut off from those things, tiny and infinite, that keep us on the right path.
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