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Old 06 January 2019, 04:13 AM
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I would take the whole article, which is not that serious to begin with, as a poorly researched joke. It repeated the myth that the limit on the length of human gestation is the size of the head vs. birth canal, when that has been debunked.* (Plus most other things that have been mentioned.). I'm not sure how menstruation is a design flaw? Obviously, it is annoying and inconvenient, and worse than that for some, but it is essentially a defense mechanism against a weak pregnancy, because pregnancy is so dangerous and resource-sapping for women. It actually seems fairly clever to me.

* The limiting factor is basically the fetus running the woman's organs to the brink of serious illness or death. It's some pretty fascinating research.
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