Re: "Family"

John Pastore (bwplacar@CANCUN.RCE.COM.MX)
Fri, 19 Jul 1996 01:00:25 +0000

Dwight Read wrote:

"But even if I hang around the female with whom I have had sexual
relations, if she is 100% promiscuous and has mated with all
available male while in estrous (so that all males have an equally
likely chance of impregnating her), then parenting behaviro does not
increase my fitness since the offspring towards whom I direct my
parenting behavior are just as likely to be those of a given male
other than myself."

Dwight, I know you think you're only making a hypothetical example,
but if you studied the numbers of such examples in reality (or even
experimented with it as I had once), I think you'd find that neither
the woman or the man who would remain with such a woman would be much
in the parenting department.

And I hope that's the reality of it. . .

John Pastore
Hotel Plaza Caribe
Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mx