fetal people

Carlos M. S. Antunes cmsa at global-one.pt
Tue Feb 18 02:30:59 EST 1997


> 
> Neurobiologically, a fetus becomes a person at about 9 months
> post-natal, or 18 months after conception.  This is because the need
> for the woman to be capable of efficient locomotion precludes
> enlargement of the cervix to a large enough diameter to permit
> complete maturation of the child's brain in the uterus; among
> placental mammals this species-wide premature birth situation is
> unique, I believe.
> 

This is very interesting. What happens to the being if, for some reason,
this maturation does not occur? Will it be, let's say, almost normal or
will it be very abnormal? 

Thank you!

Regards,
Carlos Antunes.

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