Equal, not alike.

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Equal, not alike.

Post by Dreamweaver » 13 Jul 2012, 10:30

Treating others equally doesn't mean treating them alike. It's not being sexist to recognise differences.
Looking at non-human mammals, the female Rhesus macaque monkes produce different milk for their sons and daughters.

The boy monkeys receive a more concentrated milk, so they spend less time with their mothers, and more time playing and exploring. These skills will be useful when they leave the group.

The Rhesus macaque monkey mothers make a milk for their daughters that is less concentrated, but still provides the same nutrition because they produce more of it. As a result, the daughters have to hang around their mothers for more frequent feedings — and this helps consolidate their matrilineal society.
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/ ... _FBP%7Cabc
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Post by Dawn » 13 Jul 2012, 10:58

really incredible, isn't it, DW?

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Post by godfather » 13 Jul 2012, 19:50

That's fantastic and totally fascinating.
And it also explains why women have two boobs!

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Post by Maggs » 14 Jul 2012, 08:59

So how come my two sons were so content and my two daughters did the demanding.....?

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Post by grandduke » 14 Jul 2012, 13:28

Maggs baby, the feminine is the seed of creation,
now don't ask me what that means it just jumped
into my mind. :character-oldtimer: :character-oldtimer: :character-oldtimer: 8-[ 8-[
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Post by Maggs » 14 Jul 2012, 13:57

Yeh! You are right....they created quite a lot, and loudly! :lol: :lol:

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Post by donander » 14 Jul 2012, 15:31

Maggs wrote:So how come my two sons were so content and my two daughters did the demanding.....?
Maggs, the answer lies in the milk .... :wink (Apologies to Beyond Our Ken. http://archive.org/details/BeyondOurKen1958)
The last interglacial had less ice, higher sea levels, and warmer temperatures than this one. So, according to the evidence so far, human activity must have a COOLING effect.

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