Thread: Gender Roles
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Old 2012-05-31, 14:27   Link #52
formerly ogon bat
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Mexico
Age: 47
Originally Posted by DonQuigleone View Post
(re menopause) No other spieces (that I know of) goes through menopause. So it is an evolved trait.
I challenge that notion. As I said before, in most of humanity history the average lifespan was about 40 years. Is only in modern times that the average lifespan has increased (even doubled in some counties) to the point where diseases (or conditions) such as menopause or alzheimer have become common. But this coopeation between generations will come to an end in this century as research to prevent menopause will sooner or later move the menopause age further and further.
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