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Jun 24, 2024 - 8:52:56 PM
5746 posts since 1/5/2005

OK, let me rephrase that, why is it that females, regardless of the species, usually tend to be smaller than males? Yup, I know, there definitely are exceptions, but in totally general kinda thinking, why are "boys" usually/typically physically bigger/larger than "girls"?

Please take it easy on the wisecracks (although they too, are more than welcome) but I'm really curious if anyone who has had a job in the "people factory" has [had] any inside scoop/info, in this matter...

Jun 24, 2024 - 9:06:05 PM

3 posts since 4/26/2024

They have less energy for growin' cause they burn up all their energy naggin'. :)

 

Edited by - redacted on 06/24/2024 21:09:01

Jun 24, 2024 - 11:19:07 PM

chuckv97

Canada

72301 posts since 10/5/2013

I just figure males had to go out and slay dragons, and females needed to stay home to nurture the babies. Small, weak men died out there trying to slay dragons,,, and big strong women weren’t attractive to men, so ….

Edited by - chuckv97 on 06/24/2024 23:19:34

Jun 25, 2024 - 3:38:18 AM

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Both have differnt roles in life...

Sweat of the brow kinda thing..

Jun 25, 2024 - 5:03:33 AM

814 posts since 11/9/2021

In a word, genetics. The predisposition for women to be smaller stature is genetically locked into human development and none can say exactly why, its so far back that this developed. Outliers, sure, but the average height is to be shorter.

Jun 25, 2024 - 5:34:52 AM

3405 posts since 5/2/2012

In the animal world, the bigger, stronger male was able to chase off the competition. Or maybe he was more colorful or was better at the mating ritual (a better dancer perhaps?). Anyway, some characteristic that triggered something in their little subhuman brains that made the bigger, stronger, faster male more desirable as a mate. So genetics and social factors. I just looked at a chart that suggested that the average height of men grew about 1.5 inches in the last century, while the average height of women only changed about .5 inch. Better diet/nutrition has been a factor in recent history, although that can have negative consequences as well. From 1960 to 2002 the average weight of men AND women increased about 25 pounds (this from the CDC).

Jun 25, 2024 - 5:51:46 AM

Buddur

USA

3958 posts since 10/23/2004

I dunno.

So they are a harder target to smack?

Jun 25, 2024 - 5:58:47 AM
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3090 posts since 2/4/2013

quote:
Originally posted by Bart Veerman

OK, let me rephrase that, why is it that females, regardless of the species, usually tend to be smaller than males? Yup, I know, there definitely are exceptions, but in totally general kinda thinking, why are "boys" usually/typically physically bigger/larger than "girls"?


There are so many exceptions that there is no rule that males are larger that is proved by the exceptions. It's really a myth. Even in mammals, where we see larger males more often, there are more species where the males and females are the same size and females are larger than the males. The larger male is often because the males have to compete for mates.

Jun 25, 2024 - 8:13:04 AM

3837 posts since 4/5/2006

I find smaller women more attractive.

Jun 25, 2024 - 8:25:15 AM
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Owen

Canada

15311 posts since 6/5/2011

Fair enuff, Jd .... grab yer banjo and sing along: "... My Mary Lou can pull a plow if I would only let her .... twice as strong as any ox and she don't smell much better ....   etc. ."      wink

Jun 25, 2024 - 9:16:38 AM

4793 posts since 4/29/2012

Not if you're an anglerfish.

Jun 25, 2024 - 9:34:18 AM
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453 posts since 6/20/2020

In regard to Homo Sapiens I guess it's because the female of the species are more efficient. They've evolved beyond the rudimentary genetic coding that gives rise to waste of space and precious resources. 

Edited by - Pomeroy on 06/25/2024 09:50:53

Jun 25, 2024 - 10:32:48 AM

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quote:
Originally posted by Pomeroy

In regard to Homo Sapiens I guess it's because the female of the species are more efficient. They've evolved beyond the rudimentary genetic coding that gives rise to waste of space and precious resources. 


Are you saying..that men are a waste of space..?

Jun 25, 2024 - 11:32:50 AM
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15440 posts since 6/2/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Bart Veerman

OK, let me rephrase that, why is it that females, regardless of the species, usually tend to be smaller than males? 


They don't. It's a myth.

Males Aren't Larger than Females in Most Mammalian Species. Scientific American. March 12, 2024. 
A new study corrects a biased assumption promoted by Charles Darwin 150 years ago and repeated ever since.

"An analysis of 429 mammalian species published in Nature Communications reveals that just 45 percent feature males that are larger than females. Nearly an equal number of species, 39 percent, have sexes that are about the same size. And in 16 percent of species, females are larger than males."

Damn science.

Jun 25, 2024 - 12:05:12 PM

doryman

USA

1514 posts since 11/26/2012

quote:
Originally posted by Bart Veerman

OK, let me rephrase that, why is it that females, regardless of the species, usually tend to be smaller than males? Yup, I know, there definitely are exceptions, but in totally general kinda thinking, why are "boys" usually/typically physically bigger/larger than "girls"?

Please take it easy on the wisecracks (although they too, are more than welcome) but I'm really curious if anyone who has had a job in the "people factory" has [had] any inside scoop/info, in this matter...


I reject the premise that males, regardless of species, are typically bigger. 

Jun 25, 2024 - 12:28:47 PM

824 posts since 5/29/2015

"Sexual dimorphism" is the technical term. Plenty of science available on the topic.

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