Quote of the Day: January 7, 2012
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Coyote Crossing on Bad-Faith Evo-Devo

Coyote Crossing:

Dear Jesse: I Want To Eat My Stepchildren. Is This Normal? - Coyote Crossing:

Q: Dear Jesse: I am a woman of childbearing years with a gratifying sex life and a loving family, but I find myself fighting the urge to enslave thousands of adult females in some sort of celibate warrior caste that exists only to bring me sweet, sweet plant materials, while finding a like number of males who wish only to serve and impregnate me. I think most men do. Is this wrong?

  • Deep-Packed Chirpra

A: You are, of course, describing the social structure of quite a number of species of ants, and our even closer relatives, the bees. Some psychologists have challenged the popular notion that being enslaved into armies of drones to serve a single absolute despotic ruler is uniformly negative for all in such relationships.