Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Evolution and Orgasms

This review in Slate of the book O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm -

A history of the orgasm completely misses the point.

shows how liberals have problems with Darwin just as much as the Christian Right:
...sexual fulfillment and the infinite variety of human expectations and coupling arrangements are not something that need, or can, be explained by evolutionary biology.
Note the anti-science "need" and "can". Surely the only way we can find out is by attempting to but even then the reviewer believes we shouldn't even try.

One could argue the same about evolution as a whole: why should we "need" to explain our origins?


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