April 5, 2014
WE ARE ALL DESIGNISTS NOW:
'Marriage and Civilization' : a review of MARRIAGE AND CIVILIZATION: HOW MONOGAMY MADE US HUMAN By William Tucker (David DesRosiers, 4/02/14, The Washington Times)
Once upon a time, man became man, but how? Man was not fashioned as an original, say, out of the clay of the earth and breath. Christianity does play a starring role in William Tucker's study of monogamy, but it has a hugely supportive role that is treated later. Judaism is less supportive; Islam is self-consciously on the other side. All the major systems are looked at through monogamy. However, Mr. Tucker's starting point is the land of Darwin, anthropology and specifically the work of Owen Lovejoy.The original family made a decision that separated them from our pre-human prehistory. A choice -- I'm with her, and she is with me exclusively -- was the tipping point that made us human and gave us a beneficial leg up on the monkey-mix from whence we sprang.
Posted by Orrin Judd at April 5, 2014 7:37 AM
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