I believe this calls for the line "I liked the bit where you shoved the drill in the virgin otter's face."
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Just spent 5 minutes chatting to a pregnant colleague.
She's suffering very badly from morning sickness.
Something tells me that humans are flawed in design?
Why make it impossible for women to ingest any nutrition just when she needs it most?
Even though childbirth is getting safer especially in the developed world, why is it such a hassle? Surely a species has better chance of thriving if carrying babies weren't as terrible and giving birth so painful...
Even though childbirth is getting safer especially in the developed world, why
is it such a hassle? Surely a species has better chance of thriving if carrying
babies weren't as terrible and giving birth so painful...
How many reasons do you need?
Look how many billions of us are already living on this planet and how many there are going to be unless something drastic happens. We are already thriving us to death, as any other species would under similar conditions.
There also is the fact, that mother nature had to make a few modifications to monkey 1.0, us being the result. There were bigger problems to be solved, while it was not exactly a planned, controlled and scheduled process.
There was, for example, the problem of a large brain. Neurons are not transistors, but there are some parallels to a microprocessor. The processor draws more and more power the more transistors it has, the more rapidly they switch and also the more efficient parallel operations are organized internally, the more energy it needs. Brains behave the same way in those respects. Many adaptations were needed to provide this energy, but obviously it was worth it. The mutant superpower of thinking sure made us successful.
At birth the large head filled with grey matter makes things complicated, painful and dangerous. Again, many adaptations were needed to make this work at all. Mother nature, against some people's belief, has no boss and does not work to meet deadlines. The adaptations are still going on and will never end. This process may try to approach an optimum state, but this optimum always has been a moving target.
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