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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2020 8:31 p.m. PST

"The new theory was developed using tools of economists and knowledge of the economic and reproductive behavior of human foragers. The theory focuses on the benefits of a "fit" between exclusive partners that enabled the strengths of males and females to provide for one another and their offspring, according to researchers from Boston College, Chapman University, University of New Mexico, and the University of Toulouse in France.

Scientists have long tried to explain how human fatherhood emerged. Paternal care -- those investments in offspring made by a biological father -- is rare among mammals but widespread across modern human subsistence societies. Much of men's parental investment consists of provisioning relatively helpless children with food for prolonged periods of time -- for as long as two decades among modern hunter-gatherers. This is a sharp break with other great apes, whose observed mating systems do not encourage paternal provisioning…"
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Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2020 8:25 a.m. PST

Interesting article, Armand. Touches on things I've wondered about.

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2020 2:06 p.m. PST

Happy for that my friend!. (smile)

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