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Post time 2005-12-28 09:29:47 |Display all floors

Reply #62 sockmonkey's post

I think you mean Kuan Yin Boddhisattva!!!( 2nd person to assist Buddha)

You know they can transform to male or female by mean thoughts.

The female posture appeals to the female population that time, so she is known as Goddess of Mercy. Also there are stories she is daughter of a cruel king but gave her eyes&hands so that her father is cured from a blinding disease
and stop killing after that.
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Post time 2006-1-5 06:18:43 |Display all floors
An aging and poor population will bring China down to its knees! Unless China become a middle income country very soon otherwise the one child policy will have to be relaxed. But i can imagine the outcry from the West if there are an extra 200 millions Chinese on the planet competing for resources! The Chinese are already  blamed for the high costs of natural resources.

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Post time 2006-1-7 10:45:23 |Display all floors

again

not the one child policy in question...

only the one male child decision.

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Post time 2006-1-7 11:29:33 |Display all floors
Originally posted by caringhk at 2005-12-28 09:29
I think you mean Kuan Yin Boddhisattva!!!( 2nd person to assist Buddha)

You know they can transform to male or female by mean thoughts.

The female posture appeals to the female population tha ...

As I was told, Kuan Yin Boddhisattva is a male, and gradually evolved into a femal Boddhisattva, maybe to appeal to the female population.

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Post time 2006-1-7 11:30:10 |Display all floors

There should be a female bias in the birth rate, worldwide.

There seems to be more boy babies than girls worldwide, but the birthrate of boys in China is higher than the world rate also.

I remember this discussion from some time back.  Evolution would seem to favor females over males in humans because while males can father an unlimited number of children, females can bring birth to less than a dozen children over the course of a lifetime, at most.

So in a population of cave dwellers where there are 50 males and 50 females, if all but 5 of the males are killed by disease but none of the females are killed, then the tribe can repopulate itself in one generattion.  However, if all but 5 of the females are killed, then the community is in danger of extiction.  It's not clear whether the repopulation would occur though, because early humans didn't necessarly understand how reproduction occured.

Someone pointed out that the balance of 50/50 males/females was correct because an appropriate large number of males are needed to provide genetic diversity through time.  This seems to make sense against a female bias of like 10:1, where there would be 10 females for every 1 male.  However, the need for genetic diversity would not necessarily require an exact 50/50 split.  So I believe that there should actually be a female bias in the birth rate.  Genetic make-ups that tend to parent girls should be favored through natural selection.

Coundn't genetic diversity be achieved with a male/female birth ratio of 40/60?  Yet there seem to be more boys born than girls world over.


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Post time 2006-1-7 12:08:29 |Display all floors
The average ratio of boys to girls born is something like 105:100. This is because throughout history from prehistory forward, males have always been somewhat more expendable. As the hunters, traditionally, males were more likely to be killed while the women stayed at home; today, more men go to fight wars than women. So the higher birth rate of boys is to make sure after those few die, there will still be enough males to go with the females.

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Post time 2006-1-7 12:58:15 |Display all floors

Reply #67 iluv2fish's post

The circumstances you mentioned do exist in China, particularly in the countryside. In addition to the long tradition of more children for more happiness there, the main reason is that rural families need farming hands. So a boy is the choice of many rural families. And also, they need boys to support them when they grow old.

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