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Christopher Ryan: Prehistoric Sex and the Future of Modern Romance

Goodship Higher Education


Melrose Market Studios Capitol Hill
Wed., Feb. 14, 7 p.m. 2018


Recommended by Charles Mudede

Tonight's Goodship Higher Education event features Christopher Ryan, one of the authors of the important 2010 book Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality. In this work, he and Cacilda Jethá convincingly argued that monogamy is ideological rather than something that’s deeply and biologically human. Our bodies evolved to be sexually open and promiscuous, but we constructed and live in societies that promote the monogamous institution of marriage. This has caused humans a great deal of misery. Our bodies and our cultures do not correspond or communicate. A lot of the science in Ryan’s work was drawn from the great evolutionary anthropologist Sarah Blaffer Hrdy.

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Melrose Market Studios

1532 Minor Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Wed., Feb. 14, 7 p.m. 2018