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Thread #59526   Message #950210
Posted By: Joe_F
10-May-03 - 08:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: When do you become a grownup? (Study)
Subject: RE: BS: When do you become a grownup? (Study)
There are amphibians in Mexico called axolotls that can reproduce without metamorphosing. They are giant tadpoles. But if the pond they are in starts to dry up, they grow legs & walk to another pond.

From the literature, I judge that human beings are something like that. A grownup is someone who has made a desperate adaptation & will never be the same again.