Re: Male Parental Investment

Barbara Saunders (
Fri, 7 Jul 1995 22:00:22 GMT

In article <> (Tim Benham) writes:
>In <> liz <> wrote:
>: In fact, if you are going to talk about evolution, do it with the facts.
>: The history of the world is not filled with monogamously-paired couples,
>: but with men who had sex with lots of different women. A man who was
>: *not* monogamous was far, far more likely to have *more* offspring.
>I'd be interested to see your sources for this claim. Here's what
>some anthropologists and psychologists have to say about it:

Technical point: "monogamously-paired couple" does not necessarily
mean *sexually exclusive couples. Pair-bonding in living, forming
social interactions, etc., doesn't mean limiting *sex to that couple.