Finally, lowering the drinking age to 18 would stop infantilizing college students, but it would probably kill more of them in traffic accidents. In 2006, 2,121 people ages 16 to 20 died in alcohol-related fatalities on . roads, according to data compiled for me by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; in 1984, the figure was 4,612. McCardell has argued that improvements in seat-belt use and car safety partly explain these gains, but traffic fatalities unrelated to alcohol have increased 21% in that age group during the same period (the raw numbers are 2,915 in 1984 and 3,537 in 2006).
An advanced or delayed bone age does not always indicate disease or "pathologic" growth. Conversely, the bone age may be normal in some conditions of abnormal growth. Children do not mature at exactly the same time. Just as there is wide variation among the normal population in age of losing teeth or experiencing the first menstrual period , the bone age of a healthy child may be a year or two advanced or delayed. Those with an advanced bone age typically hit a growth spurt early on but stop growing at an earlier age. Consequently, when a naturally short child has an advanced bone age, it stunts their growth at an early age leaving them even shorter than they would have been. Because of this, those who are short with an advanced bone age, need medical attention before their bones fully fuse.
And most kids, except celebrities, can not get a decent job leaving school at 16-17, support themselves or raise a child on their own. Either family helps or they become dependent on government services. How is that mature.
Sorry, you are one in 10,000 that care. There are many adults that have a college education that have no clue who is on the money they spend everyday. How many amendments to the constitution, how many members are in congress, how it is decided, how many yrs does a member of the HOR serve, a senator, a president and on and on.
Would not judge others by yourselves, just insulting yourself, 1 in that 10,000 might be able to answer two of the above questions and probably less on those over 21.