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Do you think it is in our HUMAN DNA to be MONOGAMOUS?

Leave religion and ethics/morals out of this...I am asking scientifically only.

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:03 PM on Apr. 30, 2009 in Just for Fun

Answers (6)
  • No, I believe its a choice you make in your life. I believe it comes from seeing it and being around it, you usually follow in the foot steps of those you look up to

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 3:04 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • I think that it within the realm of possibility within our genetic code. Obviously polygamy is also within the realm of possiblity within our genetic code too.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 3:10 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • For women is up to women to raise the children and propagate the species. As the nurturers the goal is to raise the next generation. So monogamy is the safest way to achieve that goal. If there is a man to hunt and gather it makes sense than to be monogamous because they can protect your young.
    For men it is different...they have the need to pass on their dna. So the more they get out there the theory. Because men do not bare the children they can never be 100% sure that the baby is theirs then they biologically it makes sense for them to spread their seed around.
    Not saying that this is socially correct but biologically yep.

    Answer by Nathskitten at 3:12 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • HEY! That was my question at 10:30. Thief! (Just kidding!)

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:33 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • You can't leave ethics and morals out of it because that is what gives us our standard of what's acceptable and what's not. Is it in our DNA to keep from murdering , stealing, child abuse? It really doesn't matter what our DNA may dictate, a standard has been set to some extent, as lax as it has become over the generations, and it all has to do with our perceived level of moral & ethics which is greatly driven by religion. No matter what, those standards are always going to be challenged by some as not applying to them because they aren't willing to accept responsibility for their own behavior, or they feel that having limits in behavior goes against their personal abilities or even their personal desires.


    Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 3:34 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • It has nothing to do with our DNA. It is all about our race and culture.
    Also, eithics and religion canNOT be left out of this topic since they both play a large part in the lifestyle, as well.

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 7:44 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

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