Let's cure sexual dimorphism!
July 1, 2014 7:14 PM Subscribe
How would scientific folks go about making women biologically around the same size and strength as men?
posted by jenfullmoon to Science & Nature (32 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
To quote from a book I mentioned in another thread:
"A few hundred thousand years ago, men used to be one and half times the size of females, so our current 20 percent difference represents a distinct decrease. If we give it another couple of hundred thousand years, we may find that men and women match each other exactly and live in perfect monogamous bliss."
Is it even remotely possible to make women equally as strong as men someday? How would scientists work on solving this problem sooner than waiting through hundreds of thousands of years of evolution? What avenues of research would one pursue? What is there that could be tried?
I just got a cool fiction idea and I am trying to come up with a remotely plausible way to carry it out. Though it may be so impossible that I may just have to make it a fantasy rather than sci-fi....