Infertility and "Survival of the Fittest"
A news article available online
makes a controversial point about infertility. In essence, it says that if we are choosing to treat infertility with medical options, then we are opting to go against the "survival of the fittest" mentality of evolution. Of course, this could be said of any modern medical treatment that we use so it's a very broad statement. But the fact that infertility concerns are so close to the heart for many couples makes this quite a touchy thing to report.
It is debatable whether the "survival of the fittest" way of thinking really pertains as directly to infertility treatment as this article suggests. This theory essentially says that the weakest of a pack will die off as a result of not being strong enough to survive. However, there's nothing about the infertility of a mother that suggests that her child will be the so-called runt of life's litter. Nevertheless, there evidence that infertility is increasing and we don't know the cause for that as of yet so it's possible that some would say that there is merit to this theory.Question of the Day: Do you believe that infertility treatment is in opposition to the survival of the fittest mentality?photo link
Posted by Kathryn on 2/20/2008 11:23:40 AM
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