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Loose females

2003-02-17 21:28:36+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

"As a rule, loose females have more and healthier children" says biologist Olivia Judson.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Biology ]

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#Comment made: 2003-02-18 05:02:07+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

On the local news tonight (first time I've watched in forever), they had a bit about some british researchers saying that women with more children don't live as long as those with less.

Heart risk link to big families

#Comment made: 2003-02-18 05:49:25+00 by: Diane Reese [edit history]

Thanks, Mark. I was hoping someone else would say something questioning whether "hav[ing] more... children" was still a good evolutionary strategy among humans anymore.

Diane (mother of two, which appears to be the optimal number, in this study anyway)