Re: poly: Why Oldies Stations?

From: Perry E. Metzger <>
Date: Sat Apr 04 1998 - 15:19:11 PST

CurtAdams writes:
> Perry writes:
> >Its hard to know whether or not it has an evolutionary purpose per
> >se, given that our distant ancestors tended to die in their 20s
> >anyway.
> It wasn't like Logan's Run. Significant numbers of adults made it
> past thirty, and hunter-gatherer groups generally have survivors into
> their 60s and 70s. Evolution operates quite handily even when the
> evolving genes affect only a small portion of the population.

I'll point out that anything that impacts you after you stop being
able to breed doesn't pass on directly very well.

Received on Sat Apr 4 23:20:13 1998

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Tue Mar 07 2006 - 14:45:30 PST