Nothing unusual about Melania Trump

Melania Trump: The unusual, traditional candidate for first lady

And she’s most traditional. Younger hotter women have been hooking up with older richer men for millennia.

In fact, fathers older than the average age of menopause in women is one idea seriously put forward for the lengthening lifespan of humans. For we live longer than we “ought” to given body mass*.

*There’s a reasonably simple curve associating body mass with lifespan among mammals. Shrews live a few months, whales and elephants rather longer etc. Humans are a definite bump in this curve.

13 thoughts on “Nothing unusual about Melania Trump”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    In fact, fathers older than the average age of menopause in women is one idea seriously put forward for the lengthening lifespan of humans.

    Ms Trump is unusual and yet traditional. She seems to like her husband for one thing. That is not obviously true of Hillary these days. And it is definitely not true of Ms Obama who is openly contemptuous of her effeminate little girly-man.

    However I am not sure that sentence makes sense. Older men marrying does not make sense unless it is to younger women. Unless the aim is extinction which is what marrying women past menopause would mean. Nor is it a solution to lengthening human life spans as that is not much changed by the age at which we marry. Unless the aim is to make sure women die about the same time as their husbands.

  2. Are you saying older men who procreate are not passing on the genes for diseases that they didn’t have in their youth/middleage, whereas with younger men the genetic inheritance is more uncertain?

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    Custard Cream – “I for one welcome the news that 60-year-old men should hook up with women half their age.”

    Although perhaps your former 30-year-old self would not have been so keen on the idea. It doesn’t work out that great in the Muslim world.

    Jonathan – “Attractive, slender, good wife, white. Of course she’s under attack.”

    The odd thing is the vehemence with which the Left has gone after people who point out the obvious – Michelle Obama is none of those things. She is more buff than her husband. Indeed the phrase “linebacker” has been used from time to time.

    But apparently normal heterosexual desire, or the lack of it in this case, is now a crime. Even to point out the obvious – or any other Hate Facts – is unacceptable to the deviant community. It is not even as if Obama himself would disagree. Michelle was not his first choice. He only dated White girls up to the point he decided he wanted to go into politics.

  4. Tim,

    The most reliable fit for life expectancy is, in fact, the number of heartbeats. Obviously, there is a wide margin of error, but mammals do tend to live for roughly the same number of heartbeats.

    So, a field mouse does not live long in years, but it’s heartbeat rate is very high.

    DK

  5. So Much For Subtlety

    Devil’s Kitchen – “Obviously, there is a wide margin of error, but mammals do tend to live for roughly the same number of heartbeats.”

    So clearly marrying the younger woman is not going to help anyone live longer is it?

  6. DK
    I read somewhere that it’s number of heart beats too.
    But that it’s not just humans that are outliers, bonobos and gorillas too. (?)

  7. It would be plausible too, if only there had been that many long-lived men rich enough to attract fresh tail in sufficient volume over evolutionary history.

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