My biggest issue with people who try to reinforce their own biases against monogamy with science is that they seem to begin with a philosophical rather than scientific premise, i.e. that somehow we have fallen from our pristine state of origin into corruption, and if we could only get back to that original state, all our modern ills would be cured. I had a professor who called this kind of nostalgia "golden age-ism." I would also say there is a little of Rousseau's "noble savage" in comparisons of modern humanity to a promiscuous, peaceful, tribal people. Funny how old ideas and fallacies just never die, but are repeated with new jargon.

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