Evolutionary Origins of the Mind
Laurie Santos Keynotes - The keynotes by Laurie Santos discuss the evolution of the human mind and mating habits. Laurie...
According to Santos, pair bonding is most common in the animal kingdom in birds, exemplified in 'The March of the Penguins.' This is due to the size of the offspring, but also the fact that the egg needs defending from predators and incubating to ensure healthy growth.
While there is a push in society for polygamy and there is beginning to be a bit of a push for polyandry, Santos says it is difficult to determine in humans as we know a lot more about the mating habits of the animal kingdom.