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User avatar #1 - justafungi (05/07/2013) [-]
But, the chances of having a child with Downs Syndrome increase at age 30, so it would seem that having a child between 25 and 30 would be better.
#141 to #1 - mr skeltal (05/08/2013) [-]
My mom was 33 when she had me. I have mild ADHD, but that's hardly anything compared to down's, and apart from that I have no health issues whatsoever, great hearing, 20/20 vision, no allergies...and most of my friends and the people I know are like that.
User avatar #143 to #141 - justafungi (05/08/2013) [-]
I didn't say every kid born to a person 30+ was going to have Downs Syndrome, just the fact that the chance of it occurring is increased, one of my ex's had a child with Downs Syndrome at 25...
#118 to #1 - mr skeltal (05/08/2013) [-]
There are those among us who would rather enjoy their 20's.
User avatar #144 to #118 - justafungi (05/08/2013) [-]
I didn't say you had to go out and have kids, just pointing out a statistical fact.
#110 to #1 - mr skeltal (05/08/2013) [-]
thats what makes it a good tv show
User avatar #98 to #1 - theflamingfire ONLINE (05/08/2013) [-]
My mother had me when she was in her 40s I'm healthy.
User avatar #146 to #98 - justafungi (05/08/2013) [-]
Congrats on being healthy, wasn't saying every child would be born with Downs Syndrome, just a higher percentage chance...
User avatar #56 to #1 - irishhappyposter (05/07/2013) [-]
i was had when my mother was 40, i am working on a cure for cancer.
#86 to #56 - mr skeltal (05/08/2013) [-]
When the p53 gene malfunctions it causes cancer, therefore if you decoded the malfunctioning p53 gene and found out which proteins it produces that would appear on the cell membrane, then you could genetically engineer a virus to find those proteins and insert a functioning p53 gene, stopping the cancer.
User avatar #129 to #86 - lapsushominum (05/08/2013) [-]
Actually, there are numerous 'failsafe' genes that are known that can lead to cancer, and there are probably many more that we aren't even aware of yet.
User avatar #100 to #86 - irishhappyposter (05/08/2013) [-]
or i could take healthy dna from that person, fuse it with the attena viruses, use its shell because of how perfectly shaped it is, and just reset it entirely.
#122 to #100 - qwertfag (05/08/2013) [-]
what about DNA overload?
User avatar #149 to #122 - irishhappyposter (05/08/2013) [-]
it would replace it, reversing ALL mutation. it would spread slowly throughout the body, and stop cancetr boefore it happens, as well as repairing cells that have damaged telomiers, making them live longer, even mabye stopping the cell from regognising the hormone that causes cell death, causing practicly imortal cells, the ultimate desise that could never be cured, made by our own body, it would renew the cell regulary, making it immortal and non mutatable. death of old age and/or mutations would be wiped out. and yes i am aware of the moral outrage and overpopulation, but we can jump that hurdle when we come to it.
#150 to #149 - qwertfag (05/08/2013) [-]
So we just cured cancer, as well as creating immortality.
User avatar #151 to #150 - irishhappyposter (05/08/2013) [-]
i just need a multi billion doller goverment grant, a 600 million doller microbiology lab and yeah, i guess i did, wile bord. in school. TEN YEARS GO
#37 to #1 - mr skeltal (05/07/2013) [-]
It increases in the 30s, but it is of most concern once the mother is age 40+. The chances of having a baby with down syndrome at age 40 becomes 1 in 100. It is perfectly fine to have a child in early to mid 30s.
User avatar #22 to #1 - basicargentinian (05/07/2013) [-]
I've heard it's not a significant chance untill age 35
#2 to #1 - mr skeltal (05/07/2013) [-]
agreed

I've read that the perfect age for a man's wife at marriage is half his age plus 7

So let's say that they got married, waited a year (because they're so financially stable) and then she got pregnant.

(33-7) * 2 = 52
Not even taking into account the nine months of pregnancy, The guy would be 70 by the time his kid was out of high school.

Want to know what else? I don't mind that MTV doesn't play music videos anymore because I really don't enjoy 95% of popular music anyways.
#74 to #2 - mr skeltal (05/07/2013) [-]
"half of his age plus 7"
(33-7) * 2
age 33 with 52 year old wife, genius
User avatar #10 to #2 - stallwallwriter (05/07/2013) [-]
Where did you come up with the bit about relative ages for husbands and wives? Most of the parents of my friends are around the same age as each other. By that kind of math, I shouldn't be looking to date anyone under thirty and I'm not even finished my undergrad.
#130 to #10 - mr skeltal (05/08/2013) [-]
I commented this when the content was brand new hahah, good to see content (that ive never seen before) make it to the front page

anyways it's an older type of mentality I believe.....you know from the days of men providing and women running the household

Its in the book - The Man's Book: The Essential Guide For The Modern Man by Thomas Fink page. 45

"The most common rule of thumb for the ideal age of your bride at marriage is 1/2 your age + 7."
it goes on to say, "The formula adjusts for women's comparatively advanced emotional strength and matches the fertile period of a woman (14-45) to that of a man (14-76). Proponents suggest it also reduces the risk of later infidelity on the side of men."
#9 to #2 - angelusprimus ONLINE (05/07/2013) [-]
dude, that's for calculation how big a difference before its creepy. Not perfect age.
you are 18 so 9+7= 16
25 so 12.5 + 7 = 19.5
User avatar #3 to #2 - justafungi (05/07/2013) [-]
Interestingly enough, one of my coworkers just had a kid, and his dad's wife, who is significantly younger just had a kid, and his dad will be 70 when the kid turns 18.
#4 to #3 - mr skeltal (05/07/2013) [-]
The average US male life expectancy is around 75 years

I wonder if he misses music on MTV
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