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Old 2009-01-08, 07:47 PM   #31
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People in the past used to think that they were old too. We don't so much any more (obviously).
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Old 2009-01-08, 08:35 PM   #32
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On the other hand, kids are growing up faster.
Part of this is the growth hormones used in beef and other foods. To bring the foods to market faster and cheaper, you help them grow faster. This appears to get passed along to the people eating them, who are reaching physical maturity at younger ages, growing taller, growing faster, etc. Where it used to take about 5 years to bring a beef cow to maturity (for butchering), now they seem to be able to do it in 18 months.
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Old 2009-01-09, 12:18 AM   #33
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Part of this is the growth hormones used in beef and other foods. To bring the foods to market faster and cheaper, you help them grow faster. This appears to get passed along to the people eating them, who are reaching physical maturity at younger ages, growing taller, growing faster, etc. Where it used to take about 5 years to bring a beef cow to maturity (for butchering), now they seem to be able to do it in 18 months.
and while it used to take 15 years to bring a human female to maturity, now they can do it like 9 years.

is that the idea?
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Old 2009-01-09, 10:49 PM   #34
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and while it used to take 15 years to bring a human female to maturity, now they can do it like 9 years.

is that the idea?
I don't think that was the idea but that seems to be how it is working.
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