Lies, damned lies, and statistics!
Despite the title seeming to claim men are NOT promiscuous by nature, the body text merely says that women are just as bad.
Main point of course being that if a flawed study seems to “prove” what we expect, it is less rigorously checked… for decades!!
PUBLISHED: 10:06 EST, 27 June 2012 | UPDATED: 10:21 EST, 27 June 2012
A new study has shaken the foundations of sexual selection theory as it has been understood since 1948.
New research at UCLA examined the famous fruit fly study conducted by English geneticist Angus John Bateman.
The findings undermine the long-accepted theory that men are hard-wired to be unfaithful while women seek monogamy.
Led by Patricia Adair Gowaty, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UCLA, and thanks to the help of advanced DNA analysis, the report found that females may be just as promiscuous as males.
In fact, Dr Gowaty, told Science Daily, Bateman’s study should never even have been published.
Musing on the reasons…
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