The jaw-dropping brilliance of evolutionary psychology: Darwin explains wife-beating
|September 29, 2011||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, News|
From Wendy Zukerman, “Domestic violence gets evolutionary explanation” (New Scientist September 2011):
Each year more than 500,000 women in the US alone report to the police violent attacks by current or former male partners. There is a reason why domestic violence is so widespread, says David Buss, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Texas in Austin: it carries a selective advantage, tied with reproductive success. In other words, men who are violent are trying to make sure that their partner has his child and not another man’s.
Does that also explain men who violently force their wives to abort their own children, that they know are theirs?
Sure! Darwinism explains everything.