Re: "Smoking" Memes

From: Chris Taylor (
Date: Mon Oct 29 2001 - 10:20:05 GMT

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    Dr Kevin Reiling wrote:
    > A thought, re smoking.
    > Most of the deaths attributed to smoking, whilst premature, are usually
    > "post-reproductive" ie after genes have been passed to
    > offspring, consequently pressure may not be as high as imagined.

    But grandparental care is seen as more important than it used to be
    (along with other relatives); this is usually given as the reson for the
    female menopause in humans - no more kids of own, so look after kid's
    kids. We need sophisticated support mechanisms to raise the next
    generation in our culturally complex world.

     Chris Taylor ( »people»chris

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