This rubbish was written by a person who still has a human body:
3. A too-narrow pelvis
Problem: Childbirth hurts. And to add insult to injury, the width of a woman’s pelvis hasn’t changed for some 200,000 years, keeping our brains from growing larger.
Okay, so Big Brains (like a whale?) would be some kind of advantage? No insult intended, but what have whales ever contributed to the stock of science knowledge?
Fix: Sure, you could stretch out the pelvis, Latimer says, but technologists may already be onto a better solution. “I would bet that in 10,000 years, or even in 1,000 years, no woman in the developed world will deliver naturally. A clinic will combine the sperm and egg, and you’ll come by and pick up the kid.”
And that would be an advantage to whom and how?
(O’Leary for News) has given birth more than once and it was not that painful. The critical question for the mother is, what kind of support she will receive raising the child, and how and why.
Because children take at least a decade and a half to be independent (better, two decades), that is really important.
Nautilus published this garbage, I can only think, for donor money. Possibly, they have descended into the swamp of pop science.
PS: I remember obstetricians marvelling at the excellence of the design of the human body, with respect to giving birth. They were continually learning about it, after thirty or forty years.
But they are not experts, compared to pop science hacks, right?
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