Re: Are we "special"?
Paul Z. Myers (email@example.com)
Thu, 05 Dec 1996 18:39:07 -0500
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "John
Waters" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Paul Z. Myers <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> > It's also irrelevant. It is a consequence of the long
> period of time
> > for humans to reach maturity...the alternative would be
> for humans
> > to have no more than 1 child every 15 years or so.
> JW: A minor point Paul. The above sentence intrigues me. Is
> fifteen, the school leaving age in Philadelphia? Just
Nope...just a ballpark estimate of when a human would reach
sexual maturity (and yes, I'm well aware that there is a lot
of variation in that number).
Paul Myers Department of Biology
email@example.com Temple University
http://fishnet.bio.temple.edu/ Philadelphia, PA 19122