Several recent studies are starting to persuade many doctors that men should not be too cavalier about postponing marriage and children. Until now, the problems known to occur more often with advanced paternal age were so rare they received scant public attention. The newer studies were alarming because they found higher rates of more common conditions — including autism and schizophrenia — in offspring born to men in their middle and late 40s.But there is one good thing: "A number of studies also suggest that male fertility may diminish with age." The von Mises Institute has released a new intellectual biography of Murray Rothbard. I read it over the weekend (actually, just finished it last night). If you're interested in that Rothbard guy, you might want to check it out. Pretty wild: 23 facts about the number 23. (via Rockwell) Excerpt:
Although the Old Testament is unspecific, it is widely held that Adam and Eve had 23 daughters. The 23rd verse of the first chapter of Genesis brings the act of creation to a close while the 23rd chapter of the book of Genesis deals entirely with death, namely that of Abraham's wife, Sarah. The most famous and most quoted of the Psalms is number 23: "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters."As long as I'm plagiarizing from Lew Rockwell's nifty site, here's an observation from Thomas diLorenzo at the LR Blog yesterday:
On Drudge today is a NY Times article about how millions of bees have gone missing, causing a panic among the nation's beekeepers just as the pollination season (and their money-making season) is about to arrive. Buried in the middle of the article is a statement about what might have happened to all those bees: They may have "fallen victim to the cold" that has plagued much of the U.S. in the past two months (It was the second coldest February on record in Maryland, for instance). I wonder how long before we hear the explanation of why "global warming," the statist snake oil potion of the day, is the cause of it all?