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  1. H S Slinger

    Dear Sir or Madam
    I wonder if you could advise me.
    I am a nutrition Student at Oxford Brookes University England who is studying ethics in scientific research. I have been reading about the Jain faith and the important of non violence to any living thing.
    This is a hypothetical situation, if a nutritional experiment was to be devised; which involves comparing young infants from families of vegetarians (such as members of the Jain community) with those of meet eating families. By asking the children to perform standard non violent, non invasive and harmless intelligence test and comparing the marks with a meet eating Indian Community. What would your reaction be?
    You have my work that is purely a hypothetical questing, there is no such planed experiment. Any answers that you so graciously are prepared to give will be treated with the greatest degree of respect, confidentiality and will not be published unless you give specific instructions to do so.
    Yours faithfully H Slinger

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  2. Akash Jain

    First off, I removed your email id from appearing publicly. Something that would only get you loads of spam.

    Now to answer your question it’s difficult to find a co-relation between eating habits and individual intellect. In Indian Context, Jains are considered as the most Educated community ( Though most Educated need not equate to most intelligent), but I don’t think it’s because of vegetarianism.

    To follow Jainism strictly in my opinion is neither possible nor relevant. Unfortunately in our community the blind followers are considered the true Jains, and nothing much can be talked about the intellect of those who follow Jainism that strictly without reasoning.

    Jains did try to give a lot of scientific ( and some pseudo-scientific) explanation of how Vegetarianism is the Natural order for human

    – According to Jains, the existence of small intestine in Human body signifies that we are by nature vegetarian.

    – The structure of our teeth was also explained to shows our vegan nature ( though the theory doesn’t explain a pair of canines)

    – One observation was that all the Meat Eating animals drink with their tongue licking the liquid. Only Vegetarians drink by suction. Since we can’t drink by folding our tongue and licking, it was supposed to show that we are born vegetarians.

    Best of luck with your studies. Hope you have a lot of material to mull over now.

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  3. Michael

    I am also searching for a plug-in for Thunderbird to set an expiration date on emails. This already exists on Outlook using Expiration dates and AutoArchive.
    (http://www.msoutlook.info/question/82)

    Please let me know if you find any solutions for Gmail or Thunderbird. I do not use Outlook.
    Thanks!
    Michael

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