Thoughts on ownership

Forrest emails me with a comment on this amazing story:

These parents in the Czech Republic found out they had been given the wrong baby 9 months after the birth and switched back.

This got me thinking. I guess that if you find out pretty quickly (say after a day) that you have taken the wrong baby home, you’ll switch back. I also guess that if you don’t find out until the kid is 18, you probably won’t. So what do you reckon the tipping point is here?

Addendum: This story reminded me of one of my most cold-hearted posts on Bluematter.

by datacharmer | Tuesday, December 04, 2007
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