Polygamy

May 262016
 

My answer to Why is monogamy considered to be unnatural? Answer by Viktor Leberecht: To my knowledge genetic research shows that humans were promiscuous / polygamous in their beginnings and started becoming monogamous only relatively recently – a few thousand years ago – in their history. The reasons for this change are a topic of …read more

 26/05/2016, Last updated: May 26, 2016 at 11:52 am  Polygamy No Responses »
May 222016
 

My answer to Besides humans, which animals are monogamous? Answer by Viktor Leberecht: Actually hardly any animals are monogamous, the same as humans. To my knowledge genetic research shows that humans were polygamous in their beginnings and started becoming monogamous only relatively recently – a few thousand years ago – in their history. The reasons …read more

 22/05/2016, Last updated: May 22, 2016 at 21:19 pm  Polygamy No Responses »
Mar 212016
 
David Barash does it again: Polygamy natural but monogamy better, LA-Times, 20.03.2016

Can anybody explain to me why Professor David Barash, a highly intelligent man and probably the world´s leading expert on polygamy, writes book after book gathering the science that polygamy is natural and monogamy is hard for us, only to go on then to claim that monogamy is nonetheless the better choice for us? Now …read more

 21/03/2016, Last updated: March 21, 2016 at 17:48 pm  Polygamy Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
Oct 122013
 

For the weekend here is a short meditation on the question of what we are now actually: monogamous or polygamous or …gamous? Perhaps we are multigamous or flexigamous? What the … are we now? The question of whether there is a natural sexual orientation of humans or not is one of the issues most hotly …read more

 12/10/2013, Last updated: October 10, 2013 at 21:30 pm  Polygamy Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »
Aug 182013
 

Advocates of Monogamy often claim it is the only natural way of life for humans while referring to Polygamy as unnatural. For centuries the defenders of Monogamy have done so based not only on the Bible, but also referring to Monogamy occurring everywhere in the animal kingdom and claiming it was also prevalent among humans. …read more

 18/08/2013, Last updated: August 18, 2013 at 16:21 pm  Polygamy Tagged with: , , ,  3 Responses »
Aug 112013
 

The debate whether polygamy or monogamy is the natural way of life often misses important points as it is too focused on polygyny. A recent example is an article by Carl Zimmer in the New York Times claiming that monogamy brings an evolutionary advantage. The article is part of the discussion which was initiated in …read more

 11/08/2013, Last updated: August 11, 2013 at 16:50 pm  Polygamy Tagged with: , , , ,  1 Response »
Aug 042013
 

Monogamy is often presented by its proponents as the only natural and acceptable form of human family life. Scientifically this is not tenable, as is clear from statements by Peter Kappeler, Professor of sociobiology and anthropology at the University of Göttingen and Head of the Department of Behavioral Economics and Sociobiology at the German Primate …read more

 04/08/2013, Last updated: September 27, 2014 at 16:58 pm  Polygamy Tagged with: ,  No Responses »