Sunday, March 2, 2008

Good Question

Here. What is the evolutionary advantage of suicide? No clear answer.

Suiciding is transmitted within families, independent of depression, as a separate risk. It may represent imitation. It may represent a genetic predisposition. Once a genetic locus can be located, suicide malpractice is really payment for a pre-existing condition. See the crumbling skull defense, that has yet to be used, as far as I know.

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