Masturbation Spandrels?

Dr I Price (
Fri, 20 Jun 1997 10:15:51 -0400

Date: Fri, 20 Jun 1997 10:15:51 -0400
From: Dr I Price <>
Subject: Masturbation Spandrels?
To: "" <>

Reading recent traffic prompts the following, not entirely light hearted

Question 1

Is masturbation a genetic spandrel or not: i.e. is it a by product of the=

evolution of opposed thumbs and hands capable of delicate manipulation?
TP/MC may have an answer. =

Question 2

Regardless of how it propogates is the masturbation taboo an example of a=

memetic spandrel?


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