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15 October 2012

Who Was Actually There?

Remember that for a person to be born in a location, their mother has to be in that location. The same is not true of the father. The father and mother have to be in the same location nine or so months before the birth.

Basic biology, but make certain your conclusions, assumptions, and premises don't violate it.

3 comments:

  1. The father and mother have to be in the same location nine or so months before the birth.
    Really?
    Perhaps that is something to consider but it is not necessarily true. While mother and impending child are guaranteed to be in the same location until the birth, the father might have absconded or might be in the military or at sea or have some job either itinerant or otherwise requiring time, perhaps years, away from the location of the mother and pending child. One also might want to consider that sometimes expectant parents (either together or individually) move to another location prior to the birth either by necessity (needing family help, needing to change residence or job) or by choice (closer to family or work opportunities) or for other reasons. For example, the Christmas Story, where Jesus was born away from what would have been his place of birth but for the census being taken and the family's presence required elsewhere. So, for me,coming from a family of sea captains, I cannot accept that both expectant parents would be in the same location for the nine months prior to the birth.

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  2. As a quick followup to this tip:

    The implication (which I did not state) was for a child to be born in a location the mother has to be in that location at the time the child is supposedly born. The parents have to be together (for a at least a short while) nine months before the first and have to be in the same location for that short while. Their location nine months before the birth does not have to be the same as the birth location. The tip never said that the location of birth has to be the same as the location of the parents nine months previously.

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    1. Exactly. My ggrandfather left for WW1 when he wife was seven months pregnant with a daughter. The babe died from bronchitis at 10 days so he never saw her.

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