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Old 05-23-2012, 05:24 AM
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Probably nature culling the weak. Anomaly? SQUASH. In a metaphorical way, of course. A novel, of all things, made the point to me:

Before a population reaches a certain technological level, it breeds in order to ensure the species survives. At that point in time, those who are unable to survive to adulthood self-select themselves out of the gene pool. For that matter, those who are unable to survive childbirth, ditto, even if the reason has more to do with poor nutrition than an inborn inability to birth live young and survive. We all have limiting factors. Even humans, though we are trying to escape them and be The Exception to what I'm sure is The Rule for a great reason.
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