The image Patrick Clarkin uses in his 6th installment of the “Humans are (Blank) -ogamous” is so excellent that I have to repost it & give props to Patrick, a biological anthropologist at UMass Boston. In this series, he explores contradictions of the anthropological party line as taken in introductory courses re monogamy as the default human state (we always spend the rest of our time in all those courses “unlearning” those glib or overly simplistic “truths,” don’t we? I always compare it to the levels of truth demolished as one rose thru the Order of the Hashishin…something I picked up in an anthropology class on “Cults, the Occult, & Secret Societies” by my undergrad mentor John Beatty). Here are links to part 1, 2 (Promiscuity), 3 (Genetics), 4 (Physiology), 5 (Pair-Bonding & Romantic Love), & 6 (Synthesis). I highly recommend wading thru!