In article <5acclh$eir at ccshst05.cs.uoguelph.ca>
«bmoosang at uoguelph.ca (B. Moosang)» wrote:
>OK, just trying to settle an argument between two non-science people -
>how long would something like menstruation take to evolve? The argument
>that I have been presented with is that woman began menstruating (rather
>then doing what other critters do (which I can't remember the scientific
>term for but is basically go into heat)) after people began living in
>more fixed shelters [ ... ]
Interesting ! Where did you get this information from ? What
could be the advantage of menstruating compared to
> between - let's say for arguement sake between
>5000-15000 years ago. Would this be enough time for this to evolve?
Sorry - no clue.
Madam, there's no such thing as a tough child -- if you parboil them
first for seven hours, they always come out tender.
-- W. C. Fields