I know nothing about cars so I can't give you a car analogy, sorry.
You must be new here...
So new that he hasn't learned that knowledge is to his detriment when posting here.
The study showed that underweight people were 70 percent more likely than people of normal weight to die, and extremely obese people were 36 percent more likely to die.
Hey, I am ten pounds overweight. Does that mean that I have a chance to live forever?
Teens have been having sex since time immemorial, it's built into us as a species and it's why we are all here. Parents have only been trying to stop it since the onslaught of religion.
As far as I know, various religions restrict the terms of a sexual relationship (they require some sort of institution of marriage) but not the age. In fact, religions recognize the drive for sexual relations and would advise younger marriages. In reality, the concept of underage sex is a tool to stop (or limit) premarital sex. In other words, it is a compromise between the religious stance that all sex outside of marriage is wrong and the current social expectation that adults should be free to enjoy themselves when it doesn't injure others. I'd be more likely to classify the tendency of parents to stop teenage sex as a sense of insecurity than as a dictate of religion (current mass marketers of religion not-withstanding).
What matters is that the opinion be formed through rigorous reasoning, based on provable facts
What was that again? I suppose that you also expect people to read the articles before responding.
That is actually somewhat debatable. While most societies considered the enslavement of foreigners, especially conquered people, to be normal, they considered the enslavement of their own to be a form of theft. One of the definitions of "Thou shall not steal" given in wikipedia is you shouldn't steal people.
Further, I would argue that kidnapping is the theft of people whether or not they are used as slave labor.
"The following is not for the weak of heart or Fundamentalists." -- Dave Barry