How to persuade my son to go vegan

How can I persuade my son to go vegan?

It is a form of abuse to try to persuade or force your son to eat only vegan food.

  1. Do not do it. Your son knows that he needs meat for his health, and he is right.
  2. It is a horrible fact of life that most of us, especially children, females and young people need meat to be healthy. Not burgers from a fast food chain, healthy lean red meat.
  3. I am not a fan of the SAD diet. Processed meat is unhealthy, in large or regular doses. You might like to eat a healthy omnivorous diet.
  4. I feel that it would be a good idea to wait till your son leaves home before your go vegetarian or vegan if you must go on this diet to save the animals, and for your own spiritual or religious path.
  5. Allow your son to decide for himself as an adult if he wants to be a vegetarian.
  6. I am of the opinion that forcing vegetarianism on children is likely to make many of them massive meat eaters when they grow up.
  7. Not every ones body is suited to the vegan diet. Your sons body may be different to yours.
  8. I know that we have 4 sharp canine eye teeth, proving that we are creatures that are meant to eat at least a little meat.
  9. We truly are obligatory omnivores. Whatever you think of eating meat moral wise, our bodies requires meat like a cat does, but of course a cat is a carnivore.
  10. I am of the opinion that you don’t need a massive steak every day, just a little piece the size of the palm of your hand.
  11. I would consult a health professional about how much red meat to eat.

Who was the oldest person ever?

Nobody has ever beaten Jeanne Calment and she died in 1997 at 122! In my opinion that record will stand until we have developed effective rejuvenative medicine, based on current progress I would expect that stage to be reached in not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years. It will not take a lot for someone to reach 123 because there are 99 documented people over 110 years alive now see List of oldest living people – Wikipedia and a relatively minor degree of rejuvenation to a fit 100 year old when the first treatments arrive could see them break Jeanne Calment’s record 23 years later so if I had to hazard a guess I think the record will be broken around 2060.

For people reading this who don't know about Jeanne Louise Calment she is the longest lived person so far where we can be sure of the facts because her birth date is 100% certain. Jeanne Calment died in 1997 at the age of 122 years, 164 days. She is pictured below and she remained alert and mentally capable right until the end. She smoked, ate fatty food and drank too. Ms Calment led an incredible life and even took up fencing at the age of 85, she even lived by herself until the age of 110 (1985) and continued to ride her bicycle until she was over 100.

Interestingly she only stopped smoking at around the age of 114, not on health grounds though, it was simply because her eyesight was so bad that she struggled to light her cigarettes and felt she did not want to hassle other people to do it for her!

There are pictures of her at various ages here Jean Louise Calment Photo Gallery

For more info regarding rejuvenative medicine check out the links below which show the current rapid rate of progress.

  1. SRF Home
  2. Calico
  3. Human Longevity, Inc.
  4. Destroying worn-out cells makes mice live longer
  5. Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds
  6. A Harvard professor says he can cure aging, but is that a good idea?
  7. Medical Nanotechnology Breakthrought Will Change Mankind Forever
  8. An Example of CRISPR Gene Therapy in Adult Animals with Good Tissue Coverage

In the US, the military is comprised of mostly lower class citizens although there are exceptions. Does the same hold true in India? Are there many upper class people in India's military?

I this this question is based on (an incorrect) assumption that lower class citizens(read not financially well off) are the ones joining the military.

Military is one institution irrespective of what country you are talking about, where there are people from all strata of society,it is probably the only institution where people are judged on merit and seniority and not on cast, creed, color or class.

It still has drawbacks like the inequality due to gender but overall it is where most of the people are equals.

Coming back to the original question, the answer is No, there are people from all walks of life in the military. My younger brother tried to enrol 3 times but could not clear the SSB and ended being a doctor.

The man in the link below was born in a royal family but went on to join the forces and then politics. He is Jaswant Singh. Jaswant Singh – Wikipedia

What is a positron?

The positron or antielectron is the antiparticle or the antimatter counterpart of the electron. The positron has an electric charge of +1 e, a spin of 1/2 (same as electron), and has the same mass as an electron. When a positron collides with an electron, annihilation occurs. If this collision occurs at low energies, it results in the production of two or more gamma ray photons (see electron–positron annihilation).

Positron (antielectron)

Cloud chamber photograph by C. D. Anderson of the first positron ever identified. A 6 mm lead plate separates the upper and lower halves of the chamber. The deflection and direction of the particle's ion trail indicate the particle is a positron

Why more than one wire is required to transfer electricity from one place to other?

Simple, electricity flow does not work on the principle of open circuit. To flow the electricity you need a closed loop of conductors.

Now, like water flow through a pipe, it does not go back the same way. Similarly, electrons flowing through the wire producing current, cannot flow in backward direction in a simple circuit.

There are cases in which power flows from load to source.

If you look at the above simple circuit, there are 2 wires. One connecting positive terminal to light bulb and other connecting the light bulb to negative terminal of battery.

The current flows from positive to negative in above circuit. But it cannot flow from negative to positive.

That is why you need to have 2 wires or in some cases more to transfer electric power.


Ashutosh Sharma

How would Swedish people perceive a young Swedish adult who was vastly intelligent but couldn't speak English?

“Couldn't speak English” and “learn it fluently” (as you described it in another comment to an answer) are two very different things. I would take the first to mean they don't speak English at all, which would be very strange for an intelligent, young, Swedish person.

Assuming you mean highly intelligent to say they are doing well in school, I'd say they would be perceived with some surprise if they were doing very well in all or almost all other academic subject but poorly in English. Young people that are “book smart” usually do well across the board. But people would think they don't have a talent for languages (though, then they would also not be doing well in their other chosen foreign language subject, probably).

Not everyone in Sweden speaks English fluently. So the young person would not be alone. If they spoke NO English, as in couldn't order lunch, understand signs or a short text or help a tourist find their hotel – that would be weird.

Czar Nicholas II, the last Czar, was incompetent for the job of Czar. He didn't want the job. Why didn't he hand it over to a more capable relative?

Ahhh, Tsar Nicholas.

The short answer is he couldn’t. Looking at it politically, as Lisa said, he was obligated by royal succession to ascend the throne. Furthermore, the Tsar was appointed by God and held a sacred position.

But from a different perspective, Nicky came as close to shirking the job as you possibly could. He tried very hard.

He spent a huge amount of time with his family and not on matters of state; he had little to no control of the royal court and rumours, with his wife holding more sway than he, particularly when he left her in charge to go to the front of the Great War; he disrespected his ministers in meetings.

He fired and hired recklessly, and for fickle reasons — Russia had four Prime Ministers from late 1915 to early 1917, not to mention three each of Ministers of War, Agriculture and Transport. He fumbled through high stakes politics like the 1905 Revolution with lack of grace or insight (see the repealing of the October Manifesto). In all honesty, he ruled in a manner that almost translates to ‘handing all responsibility off to someone else’. Interesting stuff.