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User avatar #50 - ivoryhammer (07/10/2013) [-]
Alcohol is harmful before your brain is fully developed, that's why the age is 21 in America.
User avatar #214 to #50 - monkeysniper (07/10/2013) [-]
Ok, first off, you aren't wrong, but you aren't really right either, now if you drink a ******* of alcohol yes you're gonna be losing brain cells and will **** up your liver but some alcohol is good for you, it contains certain minerals that are very important and hard to find elsewhere. The point is all things in moderation, you don't need to be going through cases everyday but people need to quit flipping **** over a little alcohol
#52 to #50 - ogloko (07/10/2013) [-]
false, it is based off 30+ yr old statistics that said a disproportionate number of traffic fatalities were drunk 18-20 yr olds.
#519 to #52 - anon (07/10/2013) [-]
Both of you can shut the **** up, it's because the liver isn't fully developed and the effects are much stronger and more harmful to a under developed liver. 30+ year old statistic? You're a dumbass. The age has been 21 longer than that.
#598 to #519 - ogloko (07/11/2013) [-]
"National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984"

my bad, 29 years
#468 to #52 - anon (07/10/2013) [-]
David Justin Hanson is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the State University of New York in Potsdam, New York. He has researched the subject of alcohol and drinking for over 30 years, beginning with his PhD dissertation investigation, and has written widely on the subject. In an article called "Drinking Alcohol Damages Teenagers' Brains" he says "“Exposing the brain to alcohol during this period (i.e, before age 21) may interrupt key processes of brain development” and “alcohol–induced brain damage may persist.” Now I doubt you have a ph.d in the subject so don't try to contradict this. The science is there, alcohol can impair your brain development since it's still developing by the early 20's.
#599 to #468 - ogloko (07/11/2013) [-]
thats good science, but not relevant to the law. the law was justified on highway statistics which is how they "justified" cutting federal highway funding if states did not comply.

also, Hanson was critical of to 21 drinking age and was an advisor on the board of NYRA.
User avatar #127 to #52 - spartusee (07/10/2013) [-]
I can't believe I believed that for the longest time. Source?
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