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“Evolution” programs women to have affairs?

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<em>Coffee</em> Tins From Ekin Karasin at Daily Mail:

David Buss, Cari Goetz and their team told the Sunday Times: ‘Lifelong monogamy does not characterise the primary mating pattern of humans.

‘Breaking up with one partner and re-mating with another – mate switching – may more accurately characterise the common, perhaps the primary, mating strategy of humans.’

For our ancestors, disease, poor diet and poor medical care meant few lived past 30 – meaning experimenting to find the most suitable partner may have been key to survival. More.

Reality check: These people aren’t “scientists”; they are evolutionary psychologists. Their discipline is without a live subject (a human who lived 100kya) so they are forever emptying Darwin’s wastebasket and trying to combine it with material from popular women’s mags. There is currently a big push on for non-monogamy, which likely explains their work better than any commitment to science.

See also: The evolutionary psychologist knows why you vote — and shop, and tip at restaurants”

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