Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Terrible design

"Thats how god made it, that's how god made birth work". --my OB professor talking about the movement of the fetus through the vagina.

No designer but a malicious and sadistic one would create a process so rife with pain and risk for complications and death. It's a very good thing that no such creator exists and so we don't have to worry about what terrible plans it has for us. Evolution is a beautiful process but it is a blind process. The comfort of the mother is not going to exert a significant selection pressure and so with the evolution of bipedal ambulation, humans get a more painful birthing process.

If only there was a team of engineers, biologists and doctors to redesign the birthing process. C-section counts I suppose.

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