November 29 notes and discussion questions

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Study/Discussion Questions for Tuesday, November 29 th Sex at Dawn 1. What is the standard narrative of human sexual evolution? - Females maximize qualities, and males maximize quantity o Paternity legacy is central o Women have limits to paternity, men do not o Paternity is singular - Man and woman meet they get married, have children, use resources to grow as a family o Marry people that: For men: to spread their seeds For women: want to have genetically superior children o All about reproduction - Vision of women is that they are one-dimensional and humanistic o Use it go gain resources: protection, future, wealth - Vision of men is that they are aggressive and only have sex on their minds o Pleasure - Totally heterosexist - It’s about survival being social 2. Do the main tenets of this narrative share anything in common? 3. What is the view of “human nature” espoused by evolutionary psychologists and others invested in the standard narrative? How do Ryan and Jetha challenge this
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