Monday, May 16, 2016

quick share: "Labor Pains and Helpless Infants: Eve or Evolution? (Part I)"

Holly Dunsworth, chief antagonist of the tidy but ill-supported "obstetric dilemma" hypothesis, nicely summarizes its problems.  The hypothesis has implications for the evolution of bipedalism and human endurance.

Spoiler: part two will outline Dunsworth's metabolic hypothesis.  Good stuff- my motto is "it's all about energy, stupid!"

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