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Old February 28 2013, 03:27 AM   #12
JirinPanthosa
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Re: Episode of the Week: 2x05 "Loud As A Whisper"

Let's not be too knee-jerk PC here though. Many of those who are born deaf wish to remain deaf because hearing again would make them lose their personal community, and in a modern age in a developed country it is certainly not a bad survival trait. Socially there's absolutely nothing wrong with being deaf, but it does happen to be a condition that is caused by one of our organs not successfully functioning the way it was designed to.

I don't think there's anything wrong with being deaf, I just prefer not to redefine science to fit modern cultural norms.
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