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L.K. Lowe @lkl11 ?

active 1 year, 8 months ago
  • L.K. Lowe commented on the blog post Quick Hit: Darwin Was Wrong About Dating   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    Too late to edit, but I should not have said, basically, that all evopsych research is trash. My fervent apologies to actual researchers who are trying to raise that field out of the dark ages; I was over-hasty and inaccurate.

  • L.K. Lowe commented on the blog post Quick Hit: Darwin Was Wrong About Dating   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    ‘Evolutionary psychology’ is a quasi field within Evolutionary biology that is widely ridiculed by most evolutionary biologists. The research is often laughably shoddy in methods and the conclusions often do not fit the data and/or are filled with meaningless, unsupported speculation about how our ancestors ‘must’ have lived. Much of Evopsych is ‘common wisdom’ bullshit [...]

  • L.K. Lowe commented on the blog post Ina May Gaskin on bodily autonomy and birth   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    This was a planned homebirth, but I don’t think there was any midwife present. I think they were more of a ‘pray and trust in god’ family.

  • L.K. Lowe commented on the blog post Ina May Gaskin on bodily autonomy and birth   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    This is basically one big ad-hominem.

  • L.K. Lowe commented on the blog post The Feministing Five: Ina May Gaskin   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    @ Hari: I stand corrected wrt. saying “all medicine.” I should have said, ‘allopathic medicine,’ ‘western medicine,’ ‘evidence-based medicine,’ ‘medicine that works,’ or ‘medicine worthy of the name.’ While there are indeed other modalities out there, western medicine’s dominance in the field is based on the fact that it works far better than any of [...]

  • L.K. Lowe commented on the blog post Ina May Gaskin on bodily autonomy and birth   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    I deeply appreciate the more open-minded view shown by Ms. Gaskin towards women who choose hospital births in these comments. However, I also agree with the previous commenters who point out that humans are neither elephants nor chimpanzees; we have a greater encephalization quotient (a fancy way of saying that our heads are bigger with [...]

  • L.K. Lowe commented on the blog post The Feministing Five: Ina May Gaskin   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    There’s a point that I’m seeing a lot that I’d like to address, exemplified by H’s comment, “Hospital birth is practically the epitome of managing women’s bodies, exposing them to often unnecessary and risky procedures that are proven to have little benefit to either mom or baby. Most hospital interventions are done for financial/insurance reasons [...]

  • L.K. Lowe commented on the blog post The Feministing Five: Ina May Gaskin   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    The abstract of the first study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21045050 Infants of pregnant women at low risk whose labour started in primary care under the supervision of a midwife had a significant higher risk of delivery related perinatal death than did infants of pregnant women at high risk whose labour started in secondary care under the supervision of an [...]

  • L.K. Lowe became a registered member   2 years, 9 months ago · View

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