Re: virus: <Semi>-Natural Selection of Methuselah
Thu, 23 Jan 1997 10:30:14 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 23 Jan 1997, Lior Golgher wrote:

> Kenneth Boyd wrote:
> > Monthly period isn't necessary to carry out baby-sitting.
> But the absence removes the requirement for it, given 20 years or so.
> *********
> ??? Is that the time to say I don't understand what you're talking
> about?

It's difficult to need to hire/locate a babysitter when your oldest child is
20+ years old [assuming vaguely normal health.] [In a nuclear family,

I apologize for forgetting the basics about kibbutzim [sic?].

> The menopause analog for men has escaped a number of grade-school-level
> medical references, such as the Mayo Clinic Book [1996 version,
> CD-ROM].
> Do you have such an analog in mind?
> *********
> Again I don't get what you're saying. Even if all men were just
> vivacious in their 70+, why would anyone want his child to become an
> orphan during his childhood?

*That* makes your point: i.e., menopause is socially useful circa age
70, under the current medical technology/social security methods in the
Western countries [including Israel].

Objection withdrawn.

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd