They essentially IGNORED the really BIG story...

Adam L. Beberg beberg@mithral.com
Tue, 4 Dec 2001 08:02:50 -0800 (PST)


On Tue, 4 Dec 2001, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:

> Jeff Bone wrote:
> >
> > Some sleep researchers think that sleep is actually an
> > evolutionary anachronism --- a fitness adaptation that
> > kept diurnal animals still and hidden from nocturnal
> > predators, and vice versa.
>
> So what's snoring?  Nature's version of a Darwin award
> competition?  :-)

Actually, yes...

Sleep Apnea/SIDS - genetic.
obesity - thus making a large slow-moving meal.
flabby throat muscles (usually due to alchohol) - trivial prey.

So if it snores, dont take it camping with you ;)

- Adam L. "Duncan" Beberg
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