Sex at Dawn

Sex at Dawn 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 Marriages.How Can Reality Be Reconciled With The Accepted Narrative It Can T Be, According To Renegade Thinkers Christopher Ryan And Cacilda Jeth While Debunking Almost Everything We Know About Sex, They Offer A Bold Alternative Explanation In This Provocative And Brilliant Book.Ryan And Jeth S Central Contention Is That Human Beings Evolved In Egalitarian Groups That Shared Food, Child Care, And, Often, Sexual Partners Weaving Together Convergent, Frequently 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 Generosity.With Intelligence, Humor, And Wonder, Ryan And Jeth 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 Sexuality.In 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. Well, I wrote the damned thing Can I give myself five stars Everybody thinks their baby is beautiful, right 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 palaeonto 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 question 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 quo Unfortunately this blanket dismissal of an entire discipline succeeds only in fatally damaging the authors own credibility
. Hey Hey, baby, baby, waitwaitwaitwait Wait. Wait Baby, don t don t freak outOkay, okay, I know what this looks like, but I can explain Quiet, Chad, let me handle this I can explain I m just please, stop crying and listen I m just fulfilling my evolutionary heritage and helping to cement social bonds with um the pizza boy, but that snotthepoint That s not the point Look, before you do anything, y know, drastic,you just need to read this book.Humans are really good at fi Hey Hey, baby, baby, waitwaitwaitwait Wait. Wait Baby, don t don t freak outOkay, okay, I know what this looks like, but I can explain Quiet, Chad, let me handle this I can explain I m just please, stop crying and listen I m just fulfilling my evolutionary heritage and helping to cement social bonds with um the pizza boy, but that snotthepoint That s not the point Look, before you do anything, y know, drastic,you just need to read this book.Humans are really good at figuring things out As far as we go, we have a real knack for taking things apart and figuring out how they work Though determined curiosity and perseverance, we know what s happening at the cent
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 quite 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 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 quite 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 th
Fantastic This is one of those paradigm shifting books that pretty much changes your belief system Having read Robin Baker s Sperm Wars and absorbing its grim interpretation of human sexuality, this book, Sex at Dawn came as a pleasant and generally kick ass surprise.With abundance of humor and compelling narrative, the authors posit that human beings, like their primate cousins, originally engaged in multiple mating for most of their existence on earth before the advent of agriculture And m Fantastic This is one of those paradigm shifting books that pretty much changes your belief system Having read Robin Baker s Sperm Wars and absorbing its grim interpretation of human sexuality, this book, Sex at Dawn came as a pleasant and generally kick ass surprise.With abundance of humor and compelling narrative, the authors posit that human beings, like their primate cousins, originally engaged in multiple mating for most of their existence on earth before the advent of agriculture And multiple mating means both males and females having multiple sexual partners at any given time, and it doesn t mean polygamy where alpha males
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 offend.One of the main messages of the book is that monogamy is not natural to either men or women.The authors are two researchers and psychologists, both married.Despite being academics and approaching a variety of very weighty subjects 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 offend.One of the main messages of the book is that monogamy is not natural to either men or women.The authors are two researchers and psychologists, both married.Despite 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
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 e.g., Darwin of defending such oversimplified theories because of sexism Seco 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 e.g., Darwin of defending such oversimplified theories because of sexism Second, their positive theory e.g., that humans were polygamous until about 10,000 years ago and basically lived long, happy, war free, sex filled lives until the agriculture revolution is radically undersupported by the evidence You wouldn t know this from reading the book, though, because they repeatedly cherry pick evidence, and consistently ignore what most practicing scientists would say are the reasons they believe this model hint it s not because Steven Pi
Overrated, mostly unfunny but overly glib, using the same bad logic he accuses the monogamy pushers of, this book which is basically shilling for open relationships vis a vis evolutionary psychology is intellectually dishonest AND irritating, which is quite a feat I can t b
Look, the writers of this intensely popular book don t need my help, and certainly won t be bothered by my disapproval, so I offer my opinion here mostly in the interest of hearing myself talk This is a really well written book that does a great job of confronting titillating issues head on, with honesty and humor and giving us an unflinching look at our sexual history by which I really mean our primatological history a look at how we boinked in our pre agricultural past.From a primatology Look, the writers of this intensely popular book don t need my help, and certainly won t be bothered by my disapproval, so I offer my opinion here mostly in the interest of hearing myself talk This is a really well written book that does a great job of confronting titillating issues head on, with honesty and humor and giving us an unflinching look at our sexual history by which I really mean our primatological history a look at how we boinked in our pre agricultural past.From a primatology
I feel completely cheatedThis review is directedtowards people who have already read Sex at Dawn, and to the authors But hopefully this will be of use to new readers as well.I ll start by saying that when I first read Sex at Dawn I was blown away This book completely changed my view of monogamy, sex, and relationships It sparked this new openness and acceptance in me, and I will say had a very positive impact on my relationship I thought here was the book that everyone NEEDS to read I feel completely cheatedThis review is directedtowards people who have already read Sex at Dawn, and to the authors But hopefully this will be of use to new readers as well.I ll start by saying that when I first read Sex at Dawn I was blown away This book completely changed my view of monogamy, sex, and relationships It sparked this new openness and acceptance in me, and I will say had a very positive impact on my relationship I thought here was the book that everyone NEEDS to read I recommended it to everyone, talked about it with everyone, even called it my new bible not that I put any stock in the old bible being an Atheist, but you get my meaning.Then I came across a book called Sex at DUSK, by Lynn Saxon, a sort of counter argument to Sex at Dawn So, being a seeker of truth , I figured I owed it to myself to read this book as well I r

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Sex at Dawn
  • Christopher Ryan
  • English
  • 19 April 2017
  • 0061707803