Thursday, May 19, 2011

You Can Take the Woman Out of the Cave... Part II

But you can't take the cave out of the woman.

Women prefer taller men because they are better at fighting.
A study has shown men hit hardest when striking downwards and the blows of a taller man are more powerful than the thumps of a short man.

In evolutionary terms, that makes them more useful for women, said researcher Dr David Carrier.
Women, always thinking about violence...
He added: ‘From the perspective of sexual selection theory, women are attracted to powerful males, not because powerful males can beat them up, but because powerful males can protect them and their children from other males.’

The scientists found that our prehistoric ancestors punched hardest when they stood on two legs – suggesting that fighting was the driving force behind the evolution of upright walking.
Another stretch,  I think, but what the heck.  It couldn't be because the upright stance is a much more efficient means of covering ground than knuckle walking like chimps and gorillas, our closest evolutionary relatives.  Anyway, it's another decent opportunity to post a Cave Girl...

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