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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 (email@example.com)
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