Re: virus: Why have children?

David Leeper (
Mon, 28 Oct 1996 21:03:11 -0500

Jason McVean,

> It seems as though (I have no hard statistics to back
> this up) the more intelligent/self-reflective a person is, the
> more likely s/he is to not want kids. So in effect, intelligence/
> self-reflectiveness is being selected against in our
> society.

Aren't there selective preasures in the other direction as well?
Intelligence tends to increase your wealth, which tends to
increases your attractiveness to women, which tends to increase
the number of childern you have.

David Leeper
Homo Deus