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To: Dysart
Chimpanzees ~ a bunch of guys gets together and they all do it with any available female.

The concept of sexual selection is just out the window with that sort of thing.

Someone wanted to figure out why male birds have flashier plummage than the females. Territorial challenge can account for that but they came up with sexual selection.

38 posted on 03/15/2013 5:21:24 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
It has been suggested that the polyamorous chimps and bonobos employ promiscuity to promote group bonding- and if you think about it that should pretty well do it. When it comes actual reproduction purposes selection still applies. Alpha male and all that. This is my understanding but that is as far as it goes. I am not a scientist and have not studied primates. I have stayed at a Holiday Inn recently I should warn you, though.

I will be stcking with sexual selection as valid until overwhelming contridicting evidence presents...could happen but wont be holding my breath. Is there published work by someone who otherwise agrees with evolutionary theory but agrees with your position? Dont knock yourself out, but id like to give it a gander if it exists.

40 posted on 03/15/2013 5:45:07 PM PDT by Dysart
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