Re: Intercourse /vs/ Offspring

E Douglas Kihn (
9 Dec 1996 07:34:07 GMT

In <> Hugh Hoskins <>
>When did man first recognize the correlation between intercourse and
>babies being born 3 seasons later?
>TIA,,, Hugh email preferred
This is such a heluva good question, it deserves to be public! My
take on it is that paternity wasn't known until animal husbandry, which
started around 8,000 to 10,000 years ago. This helps explain, many
things, such as the universal worship of the "fertility goddess" for
our entire pre-historic existence before then. Women were seen as
god-like. Mothers were the only parents. And entire tribes raised
children. Mothers lived with their brothers, not their lovers (to
avoid interbreeding). And children were enjoying sex to the best of
their abilities from the gitgo.
I know this is hard for many to swallow, but it does make sense.
I hope others more educated than me will contribute to this thread.
Mama Mia!
Dr. Doug