|Steven Rose at a SWP conference.|
“It is the equivalent of saying that the natural state of humanity is to have no clothes, therefore we ought to go around with no clothes. The most vocal and articulate culprit is probably Steven Rose, who actually used the very example you talk about, sexual strategies.” (Julian Baggini interviewing Richard Dawkins)
Take the semi-naked caveman example above.
“What is not interesting is to treat it as a kind of political or ideological point and to suggest that I’m advocating philandering by human males. I mean it is not even as though the model ended up with philandering predominant, it actually ended up with faithful as the predominant strategy. And in fact with that model, humans weren’t even mentioned. If anything I had a bird in mind.”