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Is male reproduction in humans more egalitarian by mammalian standards?

Gadagkar, R (2023) Is male reproduction in humans more egalitarian by mammalian standards? In: The Hindu .

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A massive new study shows that human uniqueness can only be understood by first considering our mammalian ancestry. We have two contradictory expectations about human biology and behaviour. Given our primate and mammalian ancestry, we must be pretty similar to chimps, monkeys, and even rats. But given our big brains, superior intelligence, language, and above all, our ability to make culture and abide by it, we must be quite different. As is often the case, the truth is probably somewhere in between. But that’s not good enough for anthropologists and evolutionary biologists. We want to know for sure and also exactly where in between.

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Publication: The Hindu
Publisher: The Hindu
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to the Author.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2023 09:58
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023 09:58
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/83008

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