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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 2 months ago

Does evolutionary theory demand that women are stronger than men to be able survive childbirth?

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  • CRR
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Evolution theory predicts that 

    a) Women will be stronger than men, or

    b) women will be as strong as men, or

    c) women will be weaker than men.

    Whatever the answer evolution predicted it so the theory of evolution must be true.

    [edit]

    Contingency vs. Predictability in Evolution, 

    Give evolution "enough time (or a small enough population), and anything is possible."

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  • 2 months ago

    If women could not survive childbirth, the species would have gone extinct. 

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  • geezer
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They aren't ''stronger'' as such .. but they do have a higher pain threshold

    and the shape of their pelvis is different.

    Evolution has made it much wider than a man's is

    .. designed for a baby to pass through it.

    • CRR
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Higher pain threshold? Not in my experience, it's just that when birth comes they have no choice but to see it through.

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    They are certainly more robust in many ways...the theory demands nothing but simply explains...

    • CRR
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

       A theory that "simply explains" whatever is observed will end up in a 1:1 mapping with whatever one observes — in which event, the theory is doing no work at all, simply wandering along behind the data like a puppy on a leash.

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  • 2 months ago

    Evolutionary theory, like all scientific theories, does not "demand" anything. It explains and predicts. That is all.

    • CRR
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      What does evolutionary theory predict in this case; or more generally what does it predict about the relative size and strength in any species? 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Men's pelvises would snap and so would their spines if they ever tried to give birth (like with a uterus transplant). Not to mention the fetus would never develop. Is that what you mean? Female bodies are designed to give birth and male bodies are absolutely not and will never be able to, no matter what technology we invent.

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  • 2 months ago

    If we only could examine some men who have survived giving birth!

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  • Ontol
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Never trust a creature that bleeds for five days and doesn't die. ☠ ➕ 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes, in a way. Women body is made to sustain and nourish life. (Only because of Hormone)

    Edit: more fat and lesser bone density, normal life of a women is tough, it takes toll on the body physically, chemically and mentally, if women don't had this biological limitation, then they would be far superior to any men. 

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Not stronger, but if you meant "having a higher tolerance for pain", then yes.

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