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Megan McArdle commenting on how “natural” polyamory is (as some evolutionary biologists exclaim):

Rape seems to be pretty “natural”, but I’d still like to build social institutions that fight this “natural instinct”.

I don’t have any nits to pick on the topic of monogamy, I am thinking, rather, of how one can apply Megan’s thought to other “natural” things. Being an environmental economist that seems to be a pretty helpful thought. More to come.

3 Responses to “Sentence of the Month”

  1. Speedmaster says:

    Whenever people wax poetic about the wonders of things that are natural, I like to remind them of some of nature’s other wonders that I’m not a fan of:
    – botulism
    – staph/strep
    – cyanide
    – hurricanes
    – etc.

  2. Harry says:

    Today’s posts have me ROTFL. Especially Speedmaster’s etc.

    We as regular readers, know what etc. means, perfeesser.

    Hey, polyamory, rape — what’s the problem? Don’t be so judgemental! (!!!!!)

    Meanwhile, thanks to speedmaster and the aptly named wc.

  3. Michael says:

    It seems pretty natural for my daughter to remove her dirty diaper and smear it on the walls. This day in age, I might be yelled at for discouraging her “natural” artistic talent.

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