Here’s my MercatorNet article, “Scientists clash over the origin of monogamy”:
… whether a given culture favours promiscuity, polygamy, monogamy, same-sex unions, or celibacy depends largely on answers to the question, how should we live? Apes and monkeys no more ask such a question than dogs or cats do because what they are determines how they live.
Humans are fated to ask, which is the way? Then: Why are we following this path and not another? Whose path is it?
Followers of the Darwinian tradition of human nature do not like to admit of any distinction between humans and animals. As a result, they expend considerable trouble trying to explain how monogamy evolved (the “evolutionary puzzle” of monogamy). More.
– O’Leary for News