SOC Re: The Myth of Monogamy

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 07:53:29 MST

From: Chris Rasch <>

>The myth of monogamy
>By David Barash
>Jan. 23, 2001

>"For most biologists, the fact that the
>Rev. Jesse Jackson had an illegitimate child by one
>of his staffers is neither surprising nor a revelation.
>We've known for a long time that males from
>many species tend to be interested in sexual variety,
>particularly in having more than one partner.

Yeah, lately everytime some guy get's caught with his pant's down
someone bring's up this lame excuse. Humans have a large brain and
are supposed to use it, and no silly biological fact is a good
excuse for a lack of character or integrity.

>Consider, for instance, this story: A missionary
>visited a Maori village in 19th century New Zealand
>and there was a feast in his honor. After the feast,
>the Maori chief called out, "A woman for the
>bishop." Noting the scowl on the prelate's face, the
>obliging chief roared again, even louder: "Two
>women for the bishop!"


Very funny! On my cocktail party joke list.


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