The debate "The age of majority should be 18 years of age" was started by
August 11, 2019, 4:11 am.
10 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 4 people are on the disagree side.
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JDAWG9693 posted 4 arguments to the agreers part.
Nemiroff posted 3 arguments, Edmqnd posted 4 arguments to the disagreers part.
JDAWG9693 and 9 visitors agree.
Nemiroff and 3 visitors disagree.
So, what is your reason for waiting until 25 as you stated previously? Especially when that is the latest that people finish and it's actually about 22-25
If the body never develops the way it should develop, then they wont have the body of an adult but if they're mentally developed then they will not have an adult physically but mentally they will.
it was certainly the primary factor in nearly every primitive culture, it is the least important factor today, if it even matters at all.
puberty begins at approximately 12/13, with variation. no modern society considers 13 year olds as adults. if someone is born with a hypothetical condition where puberty doesnt happen, or is incomplete, does that mean they will never qualify as an adult?
no, consummation does not define adulthood but being mentally ready and physically ready for sexual intercourse is a big step into adulthood but it's not the only factor.
is consummation the only factor to be considered when judging adulthood? if someone is physically able to conceive, but is immature in every mental and social sense, are they qualified to be an adult?
Nemiroff I do agree that a person also has to be mentally ready for consummation.
JDAWG9693 dont understand the question.
as was mentioned earlier, puberty is the start of the maturing process, not the end of it. it's when their bodies START to change.
also, arent you judging based on arbitrary features? menstruating or ejaculating says nothing about a persons emotional and mental maturity.
When would you say that it? Puberty, as of late, can start as early as nine for some and legally the age of consent is as young as 16 in some states
well I've never heard that before but when people enter puberty and are ready for sexual intercourse that's when I would identify them as adult.
Biologically people finish maturing between the ages of 22-25. Most of the later development is the frontal lobe of the brain
well biologically there is no age where you reach adulthood because it's different for everyone and it varies, but legally I have nothing against 18.
The age of majority is when one legally becomes an adult. Most countries have this age at 18 years old; I think this is a good age to do so.
what do you mean by "The age of majority"?