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A Matter of Timing

May 5, 2020 1 comment

The rate of development at around 12 weeks of pregnancy is amazingly rapid.  The baby’s size doubles and body details develop extremely rapidly within a short span of a few weeks:

“At 16 weeks, the fetus is about 4 and one-half inches long and resembles an infant; the eyes blink, the heartbeat is easier to locate, facial features (nose, mouth, chin and ears) are distinct, and the fingers and toes are clearly developed; the skin on the fingers and toes even have distinct patterns (fingerprints!).”
https://www.onhealth.com/content/1/fetal_development_stages

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Beware of Fact-Checkers!

May 5, 2020 1 comment

Recently I received a comment regarding my post,  “You Decide.”.  The comment referenced a well-known fact-checking site, snopes, as a source of accurate information.  This evaluation demonstrates how easily “fact checking” can be twisted to say something that is both true and false at the same time.

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Baby, Baby

May 5, 2020 1 comment

A previous post from many years ago, “You Decide”, depicted the model of a baby at about 12 weeks of gestation and asked some provocative questions.  I had totally forgotten about that post until recently.  I just received several comments questioning the accuracy of that image.  The comments and responses are posted separately.  But I felt the topic needed to re-visiteed in greater depth.

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