Re: Gender differences

Gil Hardwick (
Sun, 30 Apr 1995 08:10:20 GMT

In article <3no9is$>, Kathy Petrie ( writes:
>Have Harry Harlow's studies been discredited? If memory of my
>primatology course 19 years ago is holding firm, he removed rhesus monkeys
>at birth to raise them in complete isolation -- the intent being to
>identify what might be instinct and what might be learned behavior.
>Female rhesus monkeys so raised had no idea what their babies were (both
>sexes had to be taught to have intercourse as well), and exhibited no
>mothering behavior towards them whatsoever.

Ewes have problems bearing and raising lambs without the presence of a
few old ewes in the mob to help them too. Even an old experienced ram,
as I have myself in the front paddock right now running with a mob of
maiden two-tooth corriedales, is a miracle to behold.

So much for maternal instinct . . .

He who refuses to qualify data is doomed to rant.
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