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Are men predisposed to change?

If you carry out a genetic analysis of ordinary families in which the husbands never doubted their fatherhood, then approximately 2% of children will be strangers (the range is from 0.4% in the families of religious Jews and up to 11% among residents of Mexico City). But if you include in the statistics those couples who themselves initiated the process of establishing paternity - for example, to resolve the issue of alimony - then it turns out that almost 30% of children are born from lovers (in Russia, England and Finland only 15% each but in the USA and Italy - more than 40%). So the conclusion is simple and pleasant: if you do not doubt that your child is, then most likely it is.
In general, the more genetic research is conducted, the more carefully scientists use the word “monogamy” in their texts. Increasingly, the definition of “social” is added to it - that is, the species is yes, it forms stable couples, the male and female take care of the offspring together, but it’s not necessarily all children in the family conceived from a regular partner and absolutely not necessarily all his children grow in this family. Swan fidelity is a beautiful myth, but in almost every second brood these birds have at least one nestling conceived from an outside male. Or take steppe voles, a favorite example of monogamy by all biologists: in laboratory observations, each vole spends most of the time around his partner and very rarely approaches other males. However, when females hung up with radio transmitters are released on a fenced plot of meadows, where they can meet several different males, and then their offspring are examined, it appears that more than 20% of broods are present not only from the main partner, but also from one or two extraneous males.
The concept of the energy contribution to the offspring is completely untrue, but one cannot conclude from it that there is some tendency to polygamy in men and at the same time to monogamy in women. Change everything. But due to the fact that the potential risks for a woman are much higher than for a man, she chooses partners more meticulously - and society is much more interested in limiting and controlling this choice as much as possible.
Here it is not necessary even to give examples from the life of people. The English anthropologist Robin Dunbar retells in his popular science book “The Labyrinth of Random Links” a touching story from the life of hamadryas, described by zoologist Hans Kummer. Hamadryles form harems: there are up to five females for one male, he strictly follows them and punishes if they leave him too far. The female, over whom Kummer was watching, for 20 minutes left her family in small steps and eventually went behind a stone, where a young male from a neighboring family was waiting for her. They began to practice grooming - to caress each other, going through the wool and looking for parasites - but at the same time the female tried to stand behind the stone all the time so that her head was visible to the host host, fed nearby, and he did not suspect anything bad.
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Are men predisposed to change?

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