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Thread #109821   Message #2305226
Posted By: Slag
03-Apr-08 - 03:51 AM
Thread Name: BS: Religious freedom, or murder?
Subject: RE: BS: Religious freedom, or murder?
Strictly speaking anything that happens to an organism AFTER it has produced offspring is of no great consequence to evolution. So, if you get diabetes or cancer after you reproduce it's a big "So what?" However, in the case of humans and certain other "higher" order creatures, continued care and nurturing of offspring are of vital consequence and so a longer lifespan IS necessary to the continuation of the specie.