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Robin Baker puts forward the thesis that evolution has programmed men to conquer and monopolise women while women, without even knowing they are doing it, seek the best genetic input on offer from potential sexual partners. Facts of life presented include: 10 per cent of children are not fathered by their "fathers", less than 1 per cent off a man's sperm is capable of fertilizing anything - the rest is there to fight off other men's sperm, "smart" vaginal mucus encourages some sperm but blocks others, and a woman is far more likely to conceive through a casual fling than through sex with her regular partner.
Baker describes fictionalized scences and then explains the science behind the actions to demonstrate how our everyday behaviour fits into a pattern of evolution.
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We think we are above the animals. This book claims that we are not, and after reading through the book, I believe the author. As I got more and more into the book I started to see characteristics of my friends, parents, and myself. It was fascinating to read the scientific explanation of why we do the (stupid) things we do. So many times I would say, 'I know somebody JUST like that!' Of course, equally I would see myself in some of the situations too which made me wonder, was I THAT obvious? I found the book to be depressing half way into it mostly because almost all the 'scenes' were about deception. Not surprising since the author says that human beings' behaviours are based on deception to further our genes. Still, it was very depressing until the end. A definite read for anyone interested in human interactions or ... wanting to get pregnant. =)