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← Why Women Are Bound to Religion: An Evolutionary Perspective

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The vulnerability of infants and children would have led our ancestral females to select mates who were more likely to stay around, as well as to rely heavily on support from the group. Women would have relied on close female relatives to provide both emotional and practical support. Males within the group would have provided protein and defense against invading males.

This is unsupported just so story telling. Why would selecting mates that "hung around" be necessary? Why would only female relatives "provide both emotional and practical support"? Women gathered substantial food in all primitive societies so hunting was an unreliable supplement to the diet. This article is full of question begging, assuming its answers in its"explanations".

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 09:30:23 UTC | #951303