Thank you, Maria, and thank you, The Awl.
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That is sick and wrong.
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I had the same idea about Dinah Shore.
I get so irritated when I read that kind of hack biology. Traits do not persist for the good of a species. If this is really what she said (I couldn't get access to the whole article) Penny needs to read a book about basic evolutionary theory. Traits persist because they give some advantage (in terms of surviving to reproduce) to the individual who has the trait or, perhaps, to his or her close relatives who also carry the individual's genes. Or, sometimes, a disadvantageous trait carries with it enough benefits to outweigh the disadvantages. The famous evolutionary example of this is sickle cell anemia, a serious inherited disease also known to give people with the disease a higher resistance to malaria. I don't know that kneetoe is correct about autism, but it has been suggested by some serious research on autism that it is a kind of "super maleness," and it is much less prevalent in women. I can also imagine that someone with bipolar disorder might be fun in the sack about 1/2 of the time, or that mild depression could be a self-defense mechanism.
Can I watch the next World Series with you guys?
Thank you. This is the best, most balanced, thoughtful piece I have read about Occupy.
Weddings are easy. Marriage is hard.
Sorry to be such a nitpicker, but "media" is already a plural word. "Medias" just sounds sick and wrong. Please don't say that again.