Studying behavior is fun. We can do thought experiments based on real-life observations of fact.
Consider this fact: women are smaller than men. This is sexual dimorphism, the genders are splitting apart. Most species have males and females about the same size. When they are different, it means something’s going on. Something having to do with natural selection. Here’s a thought experiment story that takes the phenomenon to the extreme.
===== A booth in a shabby diner, late morning. =====
Yo, Joh, why so late?
The third wife was upset, and the other two said I had to help calm her down. She’s got some bug up her butt about the kid, so I had to listen to her whine before I could leave.
You’re such a nice hubby. Why don’t you get another one?
Are you kidding? Three’s the limit for me. What about you, you stopping at two?
No, I could use a third one. Having two means they fight among themselves, and I have to break it up all the time. I hear having a third, and maybe even a fourth keeps them mixed up enough so it takes a lot of pressure off.
You’re both crazy. Why not just stick with the one and train her the way you want?
Like in the olden times? What are you, a Neanderthal? You know how many of those marriages went bust? No, what those biologists figured out was perfect. This way each wife has less of a man to make her crazy, she has more women friends to hang with keeping the pressure off him, and he ends up with more sex, while each of them ends up with less. Win win win win win.
Still, I’m pretty happy with my one. She’s got everything I need, and we seem to work well together.
Sure, youngster, keep telling yourself that. It’s also a heck of a lot cheaper, isn’t it? But it takes all types.
Why do you think women were smaller than men anyway? There was a time they were only 10% smaller, now they are 25% smaller.
Perfect for carrying under your arm.
Or stuffing in your pants! (Everyone laughs.)
Look, a long time ago the women were almost the same as men. About the same size, about the same brain, small breasts, just as hairy.
Then something changed.
Yeah, we don’t know what. Some eggheads think it was the women that did it to themselves, but maybe the men did it. Anyway, the women got smaller, got boobs, and started painting themselves all over.
Don’t forget the sex part.
Right, then something happened to both genders so that having sex hardly ever makes a baby. So it’s fun to do.
How much fun you having with the one?
I thought so.
C’mon. After breakfast, we’ll do some shopping for you. Then we’ll fix that ancient Camaro of yours.
Thanks. So how about that game last night?