Mazari Sharif City of Afghanistan for Until we can produce more self-sufficient infants by way of genetic engineering”a frightening thought”our culture will be forced to compensate for the extended helplessness of children. Thus while it is inevitable that certain social arrangements and institutions develop to accommodate childhood dependency, the manner in which these arrangements and institutions develop is open to tremendous variation. Consider a more controversial issue. Only women bear children. That is genetically determined. Historically, women have also filled the role of their children’s primary caretaker. That is not genetically determined, but it is likely that genes had something to do with the development of this behavioral pattern. Mazari Sharif City of Afghanistan 2016.