posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 12:02 AM
Women are more useful in old age to the continuance of their genetics. Children with engaged Grandmothers are more likely to live and thrive. While
the advantage is slight, it is enough to have an effect over many generations. Slowly increasing the numbers of those whose genes tend towards women
who live longer.
Add this the increase in deaths amoung males of all ages under 25, you'll get some skewing of the statistics.
Males are also more likely to die when they are older when their female partner dies before them. The person who connects them to their family is
gone, and they haven't the lifetime of skills on how to engage with them. They essentially die of unrecognized loneliness.
If older males start engaging with their families more consistently (as they are in some groups) and remain a useful addition to the overall health of
their grandchildren, their lines will eventually start showing these same traits. If they choose to mate with women with these tendencies, their line
will get a boost in that direction immediately.
edit on 5-8-2012 by SibylofErythrae because: (no reason given)