"If It Waited for a Full Term, It Would Tear Its Mother in Half"?
May 1, 2011 8:57 AM Subscribe
When I read Cory Doctorow's "I, Row-Boat
", a character (Olivaw) says that human beings "have to be born half-gestated because its head would be so big if it waited for a full term, it would tear its mother in half." I had not heard of this viewpoint before, and am wondering where Doctorow heard of this idea. I tried sending him an e-mail, but received no response.
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