--- Wei Dai <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> and also often act directly against 
> the interest of their genes (e.g., deciding not to have children) when 
> they apply more rational decision processes.

Why is deciding not to have children against the interest of the genes?

Genes also induce people to want happiness, and children are very costly,
at least in modern society.  So the net benefit of children may well be
less than alternatives.  Note also that modern parents stop at one or two
children, rather than many, and is that too against the interest of the
genes?  Human genes endow people with the intelligence to choose not to
have children when the cost and risk are high.

Fred Foldvary


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