Jessa Duggar gave birth to a son on November 5, just one day after her 23rd birthday — and four days after her and her husband Ben Seewald’s first wedding anniversary. Jessa said she was having a big boy, and she did. He weighed 9 lbs., 11 ounces, and was just over 21 inches long. The Seewalds consider themselves Christian soldiers “fighting under Christ’s banner.” So add one big soldier to the army.
On the day of Baby Seewald’s birth, Current Biology published a study that reports children raised in religious households (Christian and Muslim) are less altruistic than those from non-religious homes. University of Chicago scientist Jean Decety conducted the experiment using stickers (all were told they had the option to share them) on more than 1,000 children across the world. The Economist broke it down: “The children of non-believers were significantly more generous than those of believers. They gave away an average of 4.1 stickers. Children from a religious background gave away 3.3.”