Some Thoughts

December 3, 2005

Been seeing a rise in posts on aborton again. Seems the blogosphere goes through peaks and valleys on various subjects. So, because I can, I’m going to jump on the bandwagon.

Having already written my own meta-diary on the subject, I will keep this one short. I am trying to understand this from a more scientific view.

As animals, we feel the need to procreate. But as intellectual beings, we have changed this into sex for shear pleasure. However, we have not been able to completely overcome the nature of the act, which is to induce pregnancy.

Breeding is at the core of our being. It is the most basic of instincts. Our bodies are designed for survival so we can procreate. Its the nature of the beast. And sex is meant for one thing in this natural context, pregnancy. That is why most mammals have breeding periods at a certain time of year. A pregnancy is expected after sex, so the right time of year is important to the survival of the offspring.

And there is the selection of a mate. Nature is full of some amazing, and bizarre, mating rituals. Some even go so far as to endanger the animal, but the need to procreate out ways everything else.

Hell, some critters even mate regardless of the fact that this means their death for sure. Its all about continuing the species. It is about those two critters passing on their genes. The self is less important, the offsprings are everything. Nature has driven this deep into our bodies, ensuring life will continue.

The physical pleasure of sex is there so we will have sex. The connections we refer to as love are based upon this. Its the most important thing we do as animals. Look at how connected mothers are to their offsprings. A baby’s cry makes a mother lactate. And don’t ever try to come between a mother and her offspring. Males do vary much more on parental issues, from completely ignoring them to lifetime mating. Some males even care for the young after the mother leaves them. But a connection still exists to ensure the survival of the offspring.

Now, for us humans, we like like to think we are above all this. We are in control of our physical selves, and not driven by animal urges and needs. Bullshit.

We have this mix of primative and evolved. But even then, the act of sex has not really changed. There is the courting, just like every nature show I’ve seen. Oh, sure, we may make it more complicated, but its still just a mating dance.

We can enjoy it mentally all we want, but its the physical stimuli that gets us there. Even how we choose a partner is based on natural mating instincts, twisted they may sometimes be by our thinking selves.

But there is still that last part, pregnancy. Our bodies are designed to make it happen. And its so important to our animal self that it is not easy to prevent. We want to enjoy the physical sensations that evolved to get us to have sex in the first place. We just don’t want the normal end result. We are trying to overcome our animal selves.

And this leads me to abortion. As intellectual creatures, we have changed. We can mate whenever we want. We enjoy the pleasure for what it is beyond the natural need to procreate. In doing this, we have changed our nature. And it is from this change that the whole debate stems.

One side of the debate is having the real conversation. They are trying to understand and find balance with the natural order of things. Men enjoy sex without getting pregnant, why shouldn’t women? And since most men are having sex simply for the pleasure, again, why shouldn’t women? Its a changing of the natural order to fit our evolved intellectual sides. Sex no longer is just for mating, and as such, both sexes should be able to enjoy this new development.

But then there is the other side who are convinced we are not part of nature. That we are something different. And yet they believe sex is only for procreating. They are tied to their animal selves even as they sware they are not animals. There is a twisted logic here. They have tied procreation not to the nature of the beast, but to an outside entity, and even the act itself is distainful and a sin. Its almost a punishment that we have to endure this animal act because of Adam and Eve. But the end result is a blessing that must be no matter what. Then once born, the person is immediately a sinner for being born human. It seems that life is punishment, and only through death can one be rewarded for, well, existing.

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