Philosophical Journey – Discovering the Mystery of Creation in the Mind – a memoir; #7 From Politics to Monogamy

Filed under: Monogamy, Summary of Philosophy

I was aware of the Russian study demonstrating the ease with which foxes could be domesticated. I began to think that somehow a process of self-domestication had taken place as a precursor to the selection inclusion of the dominance and submissive mentalities. So, when I examined the momentous publication of the Ardipithecus ramidus fossils in …

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The Ascendance of Dominance

Filed under: Dominance and Submission, Evolution of Emotion, Evolutionary psychology, God, Group Selection, Language, Self domestication, Sexual Selection

Recall that Tim White’s team of Ardipithecus ramidus experts chose Owen Lovejoy to interpret that the mating system of this founding species of our hominid Family was monogamous.  Recall also that this is reinforced by the finding that the mating systems of the founding species of all the other super-cooperative species besides us (insects) were …

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Monogamy: Ardi and the Ants

Filed under: Evolution of Emotion, Evolutionary psychology, Monogamy, Sexual Selection | 3 Comments

Ardipithecus ramidus, nicknamed Ardi, is arguably the most significant fossil find in the history of paleoanthropology due to its completeness and antiquity – 4.4 M. years, just 1.6 M. years after the last common ancestor with Chimpanzees.  The theoretician of the group, Owen Lovejoy hypothesized that the reduction in the size of the male canine …

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