Archive for August 12th, 2011

The unnatural human state of monogamy

Friday, August 12th, 2011

An interesting read, something to chew on this weekend… πŸ˜‰ “Psychologist Christopher Ryan and co-author/wife Cacilda JethΓ‘ are out to defeat an archetypal figure in the mythology of monogamy…Our hunting and gathering ancestors were nonmonogamous β€” the implication being that, biologically speaking, sexual exclusivity is unnatural…Cacilda and I don’t dispute that love is a very important human emotion and is deeply embedded in our nature. In fact, one of the things that we do best is love other people. But what we do dispute is that it’s necessarily linked to sexual exclusivity. I think that’s something that’s very much culturally encouraged in our possessive, imperialistic society.”