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Old 02-27-2017, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Darren Garrison View Post
This one has the potential to be modified by evolution, but only if humans became unwilling to have sex/children with people who are fat. But that doesn't seem to be happening. (While some fat people may have problems getting sex, those that do may end up having a boatload of children (citation: American reality TV.))
Dispute the 'only if' clause here. There are myriad ways in which this (obesity/fat storage) *could* provide something for evolution to select - for example, if it adversely affected parenting capability, or (through impacts arising from early mortality of the parent) if it affects the reproductive chances of the offspring, etc.

It doesn't have to do any of that in 100% of cases - it just has to exert statistical pressure.