It’s unecessary to know a damn thing about biology or anthropology to discover that Roback Morse has NO IDEA what she is talking about. Google! Yet she has the gall, the temerity, the ova to assume an air of authority as she extrapolates her ignorance into an argument for using the law to reinforce the marginalization of homsexual fidelity.
Give Will’s post a read and, if you can stand it, you can read Roback Morse’s as well.
What is really scary is that Roback Morse’s article is the first of two parts. Well, at least this will give her some time to research the second part.
Via Julian Sanchez.
Update: Kieren Healy at Crooked Timber serves up The Beast with Two Robacksand, among many other points, notes:
Morse claims that a central feature of heterosexual sex within marriage is that it is �an engine of sociability that calls us out of our self-centeredness.� If anything, the opposite seems to be the case. A long-standing idea in sociology is that as you meet someone and later marry and have children, your social network will tend to get smaller. It�s called dyadic withdrawal.