Re: Making sex more difficult

Philip Reno (
30 Oct 1995 22:53:37 GMT

: Might it have been an advantage for a human ancestor to have fewer
: offspring, so that overpopulation did not occur?

: The famines and epidemics in overpopulated parts of Africa spring to
: mind.

No natural selection favors that individuals that leave the most
offspring that reproduce in the next generation. Even if it leads to
the extinction of the species in some other way.

Phil Reno

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