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Genuinely Interested:
But how can fat convey an evolutionary advantage?

FA Respondent:
Famine survival, illness survival, the "thrify gene," and the fact that fatness has been shown to be highly hereditary as evidenced by numerous well-conducted twin studies.

Genuinely Interested:
But where are the FAT ANIMALS?

FA Respondent:


  1. strongblackwomankin reblogged this from flyingtit
  2. whatshesdoingnow said: "where are the fat animals?" S eriously? uh…seals,penguins,migratory birds, most toothed cetaceans, most animals that hibernate…
  3. smishingtrip said: I read a book one time that, among other things, suggested that being fat was what helped humans survive the ice age. It what I always think of when someone says that fat isn’t natural/hereditary/useful.