Humans are promiscuous and polygamous by nature, new book by David Barash

Humans are promiscuous and polygamous by nature, according to a new book by David Barash. The zoologist, psychologist and well-known author of the seminal work from 2001 The Myth of Monogamy: Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People, affirms in his new book that people are promiscuous and polygamous by nature.

As in the older book, in his new work Out of Eden: The Surprising Consequences of polygamy Barash sums up the current state of scientific knowledge from various scientific disciplines. For him, the result is unequivocally that promiscuity and polygamy are the oldest natural impulses of man, while monogamy arose late and can not be called natural, but rather a conscious decision, which is always in conflict with our natural instincts and therefore causes problems. Nonetheless Barash thinks polygamy is outdated and monogamy better suited for our time.

The brief description above is a summary of various English-language book reviews and interviews. As soon as I have read the book, I’ll write a review.

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Viktor Leberecht is my pseudonym for my work as a free lance author. I work to ensure that the freedom to freely choose the form of marriage and family is recognised as a human right and that the voluntarily and knowingly entered-into polygamy is legalized as a form of marriage. You can find information about this on my website www.viktor-leberecht.com and my theses on polygamy and monogamy and much information can be found under the menu section polygamy. I am from Berlin in germany and viktor-leberecht.com is the english version of viktor-leberecht.de.

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