Originally Posted by dingedheart
How do you explain the biology of some birds and animals that are monogamous for life....no religion or morays to blame. Often I have seen comments about the "reptilian brain" .... reptiles aren't mono are they? That should be a good thing right.
Name them. Penguins? Once the little one is 3 years old, they break up, and go look for someone else. (yea, I know, they don't mention that in the kids books and in that movie from a few years ago)
Also - 99.9% of animals DO NOT have recreational sex (have sex when the female is not ovulating). Humans? We want sex ALL the time. It doesn't make any sense, and it makes us (people) more "animal" than any other "animal".
From wikipedia: "The amount of social monogamy in animals varies across taxa, with over 90 percent of birds engaging in social monogamy but only 7 percent of mammals engaging in social monogamy."
OK so.... if I was a bird........... I would consider monogamy... but I'm not a bird... at least not last time I checked......