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Sperm Wars by Robin Baker
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Aug 04, 2011

it was ok
Read from August 04 to 14, 2011

Not being an evolutionary biologist by trade, I don’t have a single, scientific leg to stand on as I write this, so there’s my disclaimer… but:

There’s something dodgy about this book. Some of the arguments seem absolutely sound, some do not. For instance, there appears to be an illogical standpoint on condoms. To suit the argument, the man’s body can either detect wearing one, or not. There are others where I wonder if too complex a set of behaviours are being put down to biological imperatives, rather than cultural. The author could well be correct and my suspicions are completely unwarranted. There is one area that I can comment on with complete confidence though.

The “scenes” where the author describes the sexual escapade are completely unnecessary. It’s porn masquerading as science. I dislike this kind of dissembling. Stand up and declare what you are doing. If you are writing me some filth, make it good honest filthy filth and let’s not pretend we’re doing anything else.

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