Are humans monogamous by nature? What does body-size dimorphism tell us about human sexuality? In their book Sex at Dawn, authors Ryan and Jethá say that the small body size difference between men and women means that humans are meant to be polygamous. However, there are other interpretations of this data. Keep reading to learn what body-size dimorphism between males and females tell us about human sexuality.
What can the sociosexual habits of apes teach us about the evolution of human sexuality? Were the authors of Sex at Dawn right to compare the habits of humans and apes? In the book Sex at Dawn, authors Ryan and Jethá say they can disprove the standard narrative of human sexuality by looking at the sociosexual habits of great apes, specifically chimpanzees and bonobos. However, other scientists have questioned Ryan and Jethá’s conclusions. Keep reading for Ryan and Jethá’s findings.
Looking for Sex at Dawn quotes Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá? What do Ryan and Jethá have to say about polygamy and evolution? In their book Sex at Dawn, Ryan and Jethá claim that prehistoric humans lived in multimale-multifemale mating systems, not polygynous harems or monogamous pair bonds. Their aim is to rewrite the narrative of human history. Keep reading for quotes from Sex at Dawn with explanations.
What does male genital anatomy tell us about human sexuality? Is it proof that humans are wired to be polygamous? In their book Sex at Dawn, authors Ryan and Jethá discuss the male genital anatomy in relation to human mating behaviors. They back up their discussion with an examination of female copulatory vocalization. Here are Ryan and Jethá’s arguments.
Who was Jeffrey Sachs? What was the role of Jeffrey Sachs in Bolivia’s shock therapy? Economist Jeffrey Sachs played a major role in implementing economic shock therapy in Bolivia under president Paz. Upon re-election, Paz set out to correct Bolivia’s spiraling economy with policies based on Jeffery Sachs’s recommendations. In this article, you’ll learn about Bolivia’s shock therapy, how it was implemented, and what happened in its aftermath.
Why do the authors of Sex at Dawn say the standard narrative of the history of human sexuality is incorrect? What do the authors claim is the standard narrative? Do other scientists agree? In their book Sex at Dawn, Ryan and Jethá argue against the standard narrative of the history of human sexuality. They begin their argument by laying out the supposed standard narrative in preparation to refute it. However, some scientists claim that what Ryan and Jethá are using is actually the cultural narrative. Keep reading for Ryan and Jethá’s version of the standard narrative of the history of
Who was Milton Friedman? What was his economic philosophy? Milton Friedman was an American economist who was best known for his devotion to the ideology of free-market capitalism. Friedman believed in the power of the market to regulate itself, was strongly against government intervention, and was in favor of privatization and maximization of corporate profits. Keep reading to learn about Milton Friedman’s capitalism philosophy, and his efforts to realize his vision of perfect-market capitalism—efforts that would, in time, lead to the modern disaster capitalism complex.
Was Canada’s 1993 debt really as disastrous as the media claimed? Why did the media lie about Canada’s federal debt? In 1993, Canada was nearing a debt crisis—or so the media claimed. The overall message was that Canada was spending far more money than it could afford to. If this overspending continued, the media claimed, Wall Street would soon lower Canada’s credit rating. If that happened, wealthy investors would take their money somewhere safer. As it turned out, Canada’s debt crisis was a lie manufactured with a goal in mind.
How did the UK adopt a neoliberal economy? Why did it take longer for Britain to implement neoliberal policies? Although neoliberalism spread quickly and brutally through South America, it had a harder time gaining traction in Britain. There was an insurmountable conflict between free-market capitalism and democracy. Because neoliberal policies would hurt the majority of the people, they’d never vote for politicians who tried to implement them. Things changed when a seemingly insignificant military conflict altered the course of economics. In this article, you’ll learn about the arrival of neoliberalism in the UK.
What does the history of selling look like? Are all humans innately salespeople? How has the sales industry evolved over the years? In the book To Sell Is Human, Daniel Pink discusses the three origins of the shifts in sales over time: economic change, the rise in technology, and the growth of the education and medical sectors. Due to these three factors, sales have gone from being profit-focused to being buyer-focused. Continue reading to learn more about the history of selling and the three major origins of change.