Originally Posted by klosey
natural selection is going on now through subconcious and hormonal response, men (generally are attracted to curvy women) not just physically but subconciously this makes them better at carrying children there is a talk about it somewhere on internet.
I will agree that we do have preferences towards certain types of women, but there are very few cases of human not reproducing because they are unable to find a partner. This in turn practically eliminates any kind of selection. I do think that we are evolving, as there will always be genetic changes. I just don't believe evolution is controlled by a natural selection process anymore.
You could argue that certain types of women are inclined to bear more children. Some religious groups have definitely used this as a means of increasing their followers. Not quite sure if I would accept it as a form of natural selection though.
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