I especially like the note at the end of the article:
'The research was support by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. The researchers said they had no financial conflicts.'
This made me think about the story 'The Butterfly and the Cesarian':
The Butterfly and the Caesarean
A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. A a small opening appeared, and he watched the butterfly struggle to force its body through that little hole.
It seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and could go no farther.
The man helped the butterfly; he took scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.
The man expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.
It didn't. The butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.
What the man did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to to get through the tiny opening were God's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so it would be ready for flight once it achieved freedom from the cocoon.
So, there is blood. Maybe it is supposed to be there? Maybe there is a a reason we don't understand? I can only roll my eyes at this...
Any comments, Henci?
By the way, I am now using a Mac and this forum looks very different on the Mac. Or was there a design change since last time I visited? I wasn't sure where to put this mail. On my former computer I could just start a new topic. I hope it is ok in this folder.