Die Young, Live Fast: The Evolution of an Underclass
July 23, 2010 11:11 AM Subscribe
Die young, live fast: the evolution of an underclass
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"From feckless fathers and teenaged mothers to so-called feral kids, the media seems to take a voyeuristic pleasure in documenting the lives of the 'underclass'. Whether they are inclined to condemn or sympathise, commentators regularly ask how society got to be this way. There is seldom agreement, but one explanation you are unlikely to hear is that this kind of 'delinquent' behaviour is a sensible response to the circumstances of a life constrained by poverty. Yet that is exactly what some evolutionary biologists are now proposing."