Science often confuses me, despite me having a rather solid empirical background. So today I was first alerted to this article in the New Scientist, explaining how women are evolutionary moving towards my model (i.e. shorter and plumper) and the next moment I read in the NY times that this being underheight will make me live shorter.
Ok, well obviously, reproductive success has nothing to do with long lives, that’s why heart diseases and other stuff that emerges after the reproductive age doesn’t get weeded out of the human race and such.
I guess I have been living shorter all my life. I don’t care much that it affects my longevity, at this moment. (Ask me again in 20 years when I will be 60ish).