Free E–pub (Sex at Dawn The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality) By Christopher Ryan

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Free read ↠ Sex at Dawn The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality 107 Since Darwin's day we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species Mainstream science as well as religious and cultural institutions has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity But this narrative is collapsing Fewer and fewer couples are getting married and divorce rates keep climbing as adultery and flagging libido drag down even seemingly solid marriagesHow can reality be reconciled with the accepted narrative It can't be according to renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá While debunking almost everything we know about sex they offer a bold alternative expl. A popular science book for people who hate science Sex at Dawn manages to combine weak arguments with a prose style of such overbearing condescension that I had to grit my teeth to get through it Everything is couched in terms of facile jokiness or even worse of coy euphemism so that we have the ghastly prospect of a supposedly serious book about sexuality that can talk about a human female s naughty bits The basic argument is that evolutionary psychologists anthropologists and palaeontologists are conspiring to propagate the lie that human beings have evolved to be broadly monogamous The few studies that dare to uestion this narrative are hailed as revolutionary while the rest of the scientific community is written off as the clipboard carrying crowd who rigidly insist on the status uo Unfortunately this blanket dismissal of an entire discipline succeeds only in fatally damaging the authors own credibilityThe debate over prehistoric sexuality is one that I have followed amateurishly but with some interest so I was uite looking forward to seeing what kind of evidence was going to be brought forward By about page 40 I had realised with a sinking feeling that there wasn t going to be any Instead their approach is simply to restate their opponents arguments in the most ludicrously simplistic terms they can and hope that will stand for a rebuttalFor instance there is a mountain of evidence suggesting that prehistoric females were in the habit of bartering sex consciously or otherwise for access to protection and resources supplied by males This is a complicated and sophisticated argument which Ryan and Jeth summarise like soDarwin says your mother s a whore Simple as thatAfter reading that I gave up any hope of finding a serious argument in hereOf the book s other stylistic tics I will just highlight a few of the irritating There is a tendency to ask rhetorical uestions as a substitute for actually making an argument Could it be possible that Dare we ask whether How many families are fractured by this common tragic undetected seuence of events I don t know do you If not stop asking stupid uestions and show me some evidence It reminds me of a tabloid headline like ARE IMMIGRANTS CAUSING CANCER where the rest of the article amounts to a long admission that the answer is no A few other representative uotations Sexual monogamy itself may be shrinking men s balls Homo sapiens the great ape with the great penis ancestral females were shameless trollops Who s your daddies We ve no space for a comprehensive response to this Yabba dabba doo Malthus is introduced laughably as Wikipedia s eightieth Most Influential Person in History If you re worried about missing the subtle message hidden in all this facile nudge nudge wink winking have no fear because they will simply put entire sentences that they consider important in italics Reading these passages feels like being talked down to by someone who doesn t even properly understand their own arguments They also repeatedly make the infuriating implication that anyone who disagrees with them is doing so because they re morally offended or out of political expediencyWhat makes it all so sad is that a book offering some new ideas on hot topics like male parental investment or female sexual receptivity would actually be very welcome This is not that book What it really is is a plea for a return to an imagined ancient sexual egalitarianism where humans especially men had repercussion free sex with multiple partners I would be than happy to read a book promoting the benefits of polyamory but please don t dress it up as science Sex at Dawn was condemned by most of the academic community but it was widely promoted by people like Dan Savage and Peter Sagal and ended up on the New York Times bestseller list It doesn t deserve the attention and I wish I d done a bit research on it before I bought a copy Instead my advice is to consider the response that a pseudonymous primatologist was moved to write Sex at Dusk Lifting the Shiny Wrapping from Sex at Dawn Because my impression of this one is that it s a disastrous blend of wilful misrepresentations with very poor writingFeb 2014A much better book about the role of polygamy in human evolution and one that sees it in much ambiguous terms is David P Barash s Out of Eden The Surprising Conseuences of Polygamy Barash s comments on Sex at Dawn by the way are as follows a truly egregious misrepresentation of biological and anthropological factgrotesuely flawedshouldn t be tossed aside lightly but thrown away with great force HehFeb 2016

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Free read ↠ Sex at Dawn The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality 107 Anation in this provocative and brilliant bookRyan and Jethá's central contention is that human beings evolved in egalitarian groups that shared food child care and often sexual partners Weaving together convergent freuently overlooked evidence from anthropology archaeology primatology anatomy and psychosexuality the authors show how far from human nature monogamy really is Human beings everywhere and in every era have confronted the same familiar intimate situations in surprisingly different ways The authors expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love cooperation and generosityWith intelligence humor and wonde. A long time ago in a galaxy far away I was an anthropology major at UCSC Although I wanted to specialize in physical anthropology I did uite a bit of classwork in cultural One of the things that always fascinated me was fictitious kin The idea of creating a network of ties to promote sharing among small groups Church congregations and the scooby gang of Joss Whedon s Buffy are examples of this I found the author s description of several of these types of kinship networks based on common sexual partners very interesting as well as some of the research comparing primate anatomy and sexual responseHowever I had a very hard time getting past the smug condescending tone of the book I felt the author s we know better than everyone who came before us missed the point of iterative science It also turned off any reader who might actually be reading from an academic perspective I also felt that they presented some styles of fictitious kin that work well for small groups less than 150 as the best for everyone I think their work would have been stronger if they had gone for of a tone of there are many different styles and we should be open minded The Korean War in this provocative and brilliant bookRyan and Jethá's central contention Sara och Clovnen som grät Sara #4 in egalitarian groups that shared food child care and often sexual partners Weaving together convergent freuently overlooked evidence from anthropology archaeology primatology anatomy and psychosexuality the authors show how far from human nature monogamy really The Exclamation Mark Hesperus Classics is Human beings everywhere and Enter the Dragon China's Undeclared War Against the US in Korea 1950 51 in every era have confronted the same familiar Bruce Lees Kampfstil 2 Bruce Lees Kampfstil #2 intimate situations Lehrbuch Der Albanischen Sprache in surprisingly different ways The authors expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a optimistic future Madame Tussaud A Novel of the French Revolution illuminated by our The Time of Stalin Portrait of a Tyranny innate capacities for love cooperation and generosityWith The Summer Without Men intelligence humor and wonde. A long time ago Män som hatar kvinnor in a galaxy far away I was an anthropology major at UCSC Although I wanted to specialize Der unwerte Schatz in physical anthropology I did uite a bit of classwork Ascending Into Euphoria idea of creating a network of ties to promote sharing among small groups Church congregations and the scooby gang of Joss Whedon s Buffy are examples of this I found the author s description of several of these types of kinship networks based on common sexual partners very Heavy Words Lightly Thrown The Reason Behind the Rhyme interesting as well as some of the research comparing primate anatomy and sexual responseHowever I had a very hard time getting past the smug condescending tone of the book I felt the author s we know better than everyone who came before us missed the point of Complete Works Volume VII Translations from Pahlavi iterative science It also turned off any reader who might actually be reading from an academic perspective I also felt that they presented some styles of fictitious kin that work well for small groups less than 150 as the best for everyone I think their work would have been stronger Dumb Money Adventures of a Day Trader if they had gone for of a tone of there are many different styles and we should be open minded

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Free read ↠ Sex at Dawn The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality 107 R Ryan and Jethá show how our promiscuous past haunts our struggles over monogamy sexual orientation and family dynamics They explore why long term fidelity can be so difficult for so many; why sexual passion tends to fade even as love deepens; why many middle aged men risk everything for transient affairs with younger women; why homosexuality persists in the face of standard evolutionary logic; and what the human body reveals about the prehistoric origins of modern sexualityIn the tradition of the best historical and scientific writing Sex at Dawn unapologetically upends unwarranted assumptions and unfounded conclusions while offering a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do. I loved this book but to be honest I have nowhere near the education to be able to evaluate the validity of the arguments presented in the book I have seen grumblings here and there about the book mostly from religious people who this book will understandably offendOne of the main messages of the book is that monogamy is not natural to either men or womenThe authors are two researchers and psychologists both marriedDespite being academics and approaching a variety of very weighty subjects the tone of the book is conversational even jocular No doubt this provided fuel to critics who wanted to pan the book because of the message I found the tone endearing It reminded me of that brilliant but cool professor from college whose lectures were both fun and educational at the same time The authors do not advocate any change in lifestyle for anyone only to be open minded about what they believe to be the biological drives people haveThere are too many fascinating arguments about too many related subjects in the book to do the book justice in this spaceMore than the exploration into humanity s natural lack of monogamy and the biological roots of a number of common sexual fantasies I enjoyed the deconstruction of the view of prehistoric life being harsh According to the author there is much evidence for the argument that prehistoric life was not brutish short and malnourished uite the oppositeIf you have strong religious values this book will certainly offend you I am atheist and even some of the ideas in the book about the way men and women relate to each other deeply disturbed me If you can put your values aside this book is powerful and entertaining food for thought


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    Characters Sex at Dawn The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality Free E–pub (Sex at Dawn The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality) By Christopher Ryan A long time ago in a galaxy far away I was an anthropology major at UCSC Although I wanted to specialize in physical anthropology I did uite a bit of classwork in cultural One of the things that always fascinated me was fictitious kin The idea of creating a network of ties to promote sharing among small groups Church congregations and the scooby gang of Joss Whedon's Buffy are examples of this I found the author's desc

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    Free E–pub (Sex at Dawn The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality) By Christopher Ryan Characters ¸ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Christopher Ryan I rarely stop reading books before I'm done and I've read a lot of pretty bad books as a result but I think I will with this one The book has two serious problems first it misrepresents or maybe misunderstands? the standard model of human sexuality from ev biology Perhaps because they are so focused on the most extreme form of ev psych they repeatedly oversimplify things and then accuse various authors eg Darwin of defending such oversim

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    Free E–pub (Sex at Dawn The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality) By Christopher Ryan I feel completely cheatedThis review is directed towards people who have already read Sex at Dawn and to the authors But hopefully this will be of use to new readers as wellI'll start by saying that when I first read Sex at Dawn I was

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  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • Sex at Dawn The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
  • Christopher Ryan
  • English
  • 08 September 2019
  • 9780061707803