Originally Posted by Kevin Croke
But it wasnt/is not used in hunter gatherer societies Katherine, which is the period we evolved. So the gene could not have arose because it had no use in hunter gatherer societies because they didnt/dont store large amounts of fat. So the gene would have been mute. I dont mean to sound condescending but i dont think you understand how genes are selected.
While it's fun to come up with sociobiological evolutionary hyotheses they're just guesses and any one of htem is as good as another. It's not productive to have arguments based on guesses when none of them can be demonstrated in a definitive, conclusive, scientific manner.