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1. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

Day's of birth are celebrating life and all the beuty associated with it. But would it not be more fitting to celebrate conception? The point where life takes hold? Instead we celebrate a messy and (I hear) painful point nine months into the childs life.

What say you, o people of the Travellers Point?

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Do we really want to celebrate a drunken moment of lapsed reason that we can barely remember?

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

And since most people have no real idea of which day conception really took place (especially if they are trying to have a baby) - how you know if you had the date right or not?? Babies aren't born exactly 266 days after conception (the average length of gestation for humans), so throw some dates in a hat and pick one... At least you know the actual date of birth. But, why not celebrate both and get twice as many pressies!!!

4. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Quoting Isadora

... But, why not celebrate both and get twice as many pressies!!!

AGREE!!!

5. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

Quoting Isadora

why not celebrate both and get twice as many pressies!!!

I could live with that! And I think if we (and by we I mean the human race) can build space stations, and recreate a moon landing scenario in a studio, then certainly we can determine the length of time the human was created.

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting Brendan

Quoting Isadora

why not celebrate both and get twice as many pressies!!!

I could live with that! And I think if we (and by we I mean the human race) can build space stations, and recreate a moon landing scenario in a studio, then certainly we can determine the length of time the human was created.

Space stations are created out of inaminate materials. Recreating a moon landing is also done with inanimate objects, film and computer programs. The growth of a human body - not so predictible. One would think it should be, but ol' Mother Nature doesn't play by the same rules. Why is one (full term) baby born at 260 days and another at 270 days? Were the conception dates incorrect, or did one child develop just a bit more quickly, the other more slowly? It's rather like carbon-dating - you get a general idea of a date but not one with pinpoint accuracy. Besides, there has not been a true need for knowing an exact conception date. Even with paternity situations - DNA will answer the most important questions.

Besides, people don't care about the actual conception date. It's the first day you get to see, touch and smell a newborn that makes a birthday special.

I'm still going for the double-up-the-pressies thing myself!!

7. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

All of your points seem very logical... a little too logical.

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting Brendan

All of your points seem very logical... a little too logical.

Sorry - past work history included several years in the pediatric ward... What can I say...

Isa decides it's time to make dinner again and flees the scene before B deems her an unworthy source of comedic commentary... I can be comedic - I'll be back later and give it a try...

9. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 11y

We already have a day to celebrate that, don't we? I think its called Father's Day!

10. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Some sperm are very slow...taking up to 72 hours to finally reach the egg....so really...it might not be the night of mind blowing sex when you concieved...but three days later when you're at the laundramat sorting the colors....;)