Archive for June 23rd, 2009

Fat and tuberculosis

Obesity May Have Offered Edge Over TB: Over the course of human evolution, people with excess stores of fat have been more likely to survive famines, many scientists believe, living on to pass their genes to the next generation. But these days, obesity is thought to be harmful, leading to chronic inflammation and metabolic disorders […]

Class and opposition to teenage sex: A life history perspective

The GSS asks people about the morality of premarital sex between post-pubescent minors (TEENSEX): What if [a male and female] are in their early teens, say 14 to 16 years old? In that case, do you think sex relations before marriage are always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? […]

Evolution

It’s hard out there being a reproductively fit couple

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