Re: Flynn Effect explained?

From: J. Goard (
Date: Mon Apr 23 2001 - 19:03:57 MDT

At 05:27 PM 4/23/01 -0500, Bradley Felton wrote:

>Think "sexual selection". Though we seldom have to run for the trees
>anymore, the ancient criteria that the successful males used in selecting
>mates lives on in our subconsious.

I'm not talking about quick post-industrial changes here. Over the
millenia during which a woman surviving (natural) childbirth become a much
more vital trait relative to her chasing down deer with a spear, wouldn't
you expect both pelvis size to increase and male subconscious mate selction
to favor that trait even more?

J. Goard,
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godliness wasn't next to something more interesting
than cleanliness, it might be time to reevaluate
our notions of godliness."
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