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[menshealth] Re: Biological Fitness Theory: Crackpot Science (2/12/00)
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>>>> Drs. Perls and Fretts of Harvard University make the case forbiological determinism with this creative reasoning: "We propose that
women's longevity edge over men may simply be a by-product of genetic
forces that maximized the length of time during which women could bear
and raise children and perhaps assist with grandchildren as well.
Moreover, male longevity may simply be a function of the fact that men
must carry the genes that ensure longevity to pass them on to their
daughters. Thus, the necessity of female longevity in the human species
may be the force that has determined the natural life span for both men
and women" (1).<<<<
Has basic logic escaped these learned men? What of the socio/biological
fact that the males of most species provide protection for the species,
and in the case of humans, men have almost always provided the the food
and shelter as well. It seems like a well thought out hypothesis would
dictate that for these reasons alone men would "naturally" outlive women,
thus protecting the species.
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