I’m hooked. Going to read the book.
But it reminds me of the “Selfish gene” book by R.Dawkins. In the book he explains that genes needs to reproduce to be always ahead of reproducing and evolving diseases and viruses to stay alive. Maybe genes “think” that after optimal time (for ex. animals fastest prime time)animals should already had babies with those genes copies and after that they are just not needed and only eating resources that could help the new breed.
Anyway going to read the book.