Fixes

forever. Had longevity and persistent good health been the overarching aim of evolution, arrangements such as those depicted below might have become commonplace.

SHORTER STATURE Would provide a lower center of gravity, perhaps preventingthe falls that often fracture demineralized bones

CAGE WITH ADDED RIBS Could help prevent hernias and other problems by holding organs in place more effectively

FORWARD-TILTING UPPER TORSO Would relieve pressure on vertebrae, thereby lesseningthe risk of ruptured or slipped disks, which contribute, alongwith weakening abdominal muscles, to lower-back pain

CURVED NECK WITH ENLARGED VERTEBRAE Would counterbalancethetiltedtorso and enablethe head to stay up and face forward

THICKER DISKS Would resist destructive pressures

THICKER DISKS Would resist destructive pressures

EXTRA MUSCLES AND FAT Would add weight on the bones, which would help counterthe effects of demineralization;they would also cushion bones against breakage during falls

LARGER HAMSTRINGS AND TENDONS Would help support the legand hip

EXTRA MUSCLES AND FAT Would add weight on the bones, which would help counterthe effects of demineralization;they would also cushion bones against breakage during falls

LEG VEINSWITH MORE CHECK VALVES Would combat the development of varicose veins

Extra valves

Smooth-

flowing blood

Smooth-

flowing blood

LARGER HAMSTRINGS AND TENDONS Would help support the legand hip

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