February 19th, 2004

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Courtship Behaviour in Humans and Other Species

So as to fill my blog, I salvaged this old unpublished draft from my dustbin; I'm not sure I agree with all of it, but maybe it's food for thought for you, and you may come up with something better -- and maybe even something better that's well known for a long time by in evopsy circles.

Amongst humans, like in most species, (and particularly so in days of welfare state,) children can survive without high paternal involvement: indeed, female genes have already chosen the high parental investment strategy before birth, so that rearing of children after birth is but an extension of their strategy, whereas it goes opposite to the initial male strategy of small gamets. There are exceptions, of course, and paternal parental investment is rather high in humans as compared to other species; in any case, what matters is that there is high potential for lack of paternal involvement in children rearing, whereas there is little such potential for maternal involvement.

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The Stars are Right!

Who needs Google anymore? Here comes Cthuugle! Now where is the I'm feeling doomed button?

Also see the Tales from the Plush Cthulhu, or read I, Cthulhu by Neil Gaiman. All links courtesy of the Cthulhu community on orkut.

Now, this reminds me of a funny USENET .signature:

(define (cthulhu_fhthagn)          ;   Iver Odin Kvello, iverk@...
   (call/cthulhu  (lambda (destroy) ;   Lambda, the Ultimate Horror
      (if (stars-are-right? (now)) (destroy 'everything) (cthulhu_fhtagn)))))

Update: for your favorite perversions, check out Cthulhu Sex - even horrors from outer space have fun and reproduce.