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The most intelligent animal species takes the longest to learn to walk. amirite?

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That shorter gestation period is what hurts us.

Missannthropics avatar Missannthropic Yeah You Are +11Reply

Our heads got too big. Half of what other animals would consider fetal development happens for our 0-6mo selves, out of the womb. But if we waited until we were "fully baked" we'd never survive childbirth EVER and wouldnt have the population necessary to avoid extinction let alone evolve further. So we have to do it early so the head can still make it out, then finish up outside the womb.

This is called the "obstetricians dilemma" or "obstetrical dilemma"

It has to do with our large brains and women's birth canals basically being at evolutionary odds with eachother

"intelligent" is a relative term

Achilles982s avatar Achilles982 Yeah You Are +6Reply

That's what happens when shop much energy goes into developing our oversized brains...

Framie1s avatar Framie1 Yeah You Are +4Reply
@Framie1 That's what happens when shop much energy goes into developing our oversized brains...

And when you evolve to walk upright so the size of your hips gets smaller and you can't develop fully like other animals in the womb because it would make birth even more dangerous

dankXDs avatar dankXD Yeah You Are +7Reply

It's too busy solving the quadratic theorem

Milkzeys avatar Milkzey Yeah You Are +3Reply
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