Thursday, 15 September 2011

Monogamy - Overrated?

Paternity tests given to birds, monkeys and foxes reveals that simply because these species had developed a relationship similar to marriage it did not necessarily mean that they had been faithful to each other.
In 70 per cent of cases, their offspring turn out to have been fathered by males other than their partners.
The only species in nature that doesn't commit adultery and in which there seemed to be 100% monogamy is a flatworm. The male and female worms meet as adolescents and their bodies literally fuse together.
So was Tiger Woods merely following his human instinct?
Is it fair to say that monogamy is a myth that has been rammed down people's throats for far too long?