Web Evol Perspectives 9-29-09

Web Evol Perspectives 9-29-09 - Evolutionary Perspectives...

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Evolutionary Perspectives ©C.C.Mukhopadhyay 2009 EVOLUTIONARY APPROACHES: the roots of contemporary human sexuality lie in our past , in the evolution of our species, in our order, the Primate Order. Alternative Approaches 1. The “Just a Naked Ape” approach: continuity with Primate Patterns 2. The “Unique” Human primate approach: focus on contrasts; uniqueness of humans; evolution of and adaptive advantages of human traits THE PRIMATE ORDER: PROSIMIANS: e.g. tarsier MONKEYS: OLD WORLD: e.g. rhesus, baboon, langur NEW WORLD: prehensile tails, e.g. spider monkey, APES: LESSER APES: e.g. gibbon GREAT APES: Orangutan ORANGUTAN GORILLA CHIMPANZEE: Regular Chimpanzee; Bonobos
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Evolutionary Perspectives ©C.C.Mukhopadhyay 2009 PRIMATE ORDER SEXUALITY RELATED TRAITS VARIABILITY SOCIABILITY BIOLOGY V. LEARNING: NUMBER OF OFFSPRING: MATING PATTERNS: # OF Multi-mate vs. pair bond STABLE SOCIAL TIES: Matrifocal Kinship vs. Pair-bond ACCESS TO MATES: Who Selects: What "works" best? Force vs. Attractants
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