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A [Biomechanics|Biomechanical] [Explanation] of the [Sexual Selection|Evolution] of the [Human] [Female] Form
There is not much point in explaining the "[hour-glass figure]" since it is produced, presumably, merely by the [gracile] female needing wide hips in order to give [birth].
Much more [remarkable] are:
The remarkable nature of the cantilever and permanent breasts is seen in the figure:Ascii art showing a female form illustrating the forwardly projecting cantilever and the breasts at the furthest forward point. [http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3567/cantileveredgirlascii.jpg]
Discussion of Female Buttocks: Their [Calypygous|Calypygosity].
This is not really the place to explain the largeness of the female behind. However Sporus hesitates that it is a [camel's hump], a food store allowing the gracile female to survive fasts. This assumes the woman lacks canibalisable tissue on account of being slender. The human is seen here as an organism adapted to long fasts. See [Bottom].
The positioning of the camel's hump is forced by biomechanics: Higher up puts a load on the spine. Lower down and it is as though one were wearing lead shoes, energy is wasted during the varieties of locomotion.
Please see the figure linked here, the herein is much more intelligible with it: [http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/4357/stickfigurestogether.jpg]
We arrive at the finished female shape.
The breasts allow a saving of energy by allowing the cantilever at the base of the spine to be less expensive to manufacture. In this way the peculiar female shape is simply explained.The complaint that women could just walk, run, and stand in a stooped position and save all of this palaver is countered by noticing that generation after generation of millions of women are involved. The woman has to be completely optimized and a non-optimal stooping posture would simply be too 'expensive'.
Sporus does not know if this idea is novel. If it is he regards this article as conferring priority and will consider suing anyone who claims priority by going through conventional channels. The preposterous injustice of the existing arrangements for priority could do with ventilation.