Re: Adaptationism

Robert G. Grimes (
Wed, 16 Sep 1998 13:13:36 -0400

Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 13:13:36 -0400
From: "Robert G. Grimes" <>
Subject: Re: Adaptationism

Ahem, Ahem, uh, careful there Aaron.... Older men marry younger women because
the women are dazzled by the older gentleman's charm and physical prowness and
his income has absolutely nothing to do with it (now repeat those words after
me, Older men marry......)


Bob :>)

Aaron Lynch wrote:

> Snip
> Certain kinds of adaptationist story telling actually do exhibit selection
> advantages from the *memetic* (not genetic) point of view. For instance,
> men of higher than average income or social status may have a special
> receptivity to the idea that female partner wealth preferences are innate.
> The rich 50 year old man with a 25 year old wife, for instance, will feel
> better thinking that his wife's attraction to him is every bit as
> biological as his attraction to her. He may also have amorous motives for
> retransmitting this meme to his wife and his acquaintances, hoping again
> that everyone will see the relationship as "true love."

> Snip

Bob Grimes Jacksonville, Florida

Man is not in control, but the man who knows he is not in control is more in control...

Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore....."

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