Chapter

Poor Peter

Daniel M. Ogilvie

in Fantasies of Flight

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195157468
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199894024 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.003.0007
Poor Peter

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This chapter focuses on J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan. It credits Barrie with discovering the third reason why it is necessary to weigh an infant as soon as possible, aside from weight providing medical information and giving parents the answer to the question often asked by friends and family about the newborn. The third reason why babies are weighed at birth is because they have ability to fly until they have been weighed. The law of gravity does not kick in until the moment that it is physically demonstrated that the dial on a weighing instrument moves when the infant is placed on it.

Keywords: J. M. Barrie; Peter Pan; babies

Chapter.  1926 words. 

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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