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Pornography: Dirty Pastime Or Evolution's Tool?

The next time you have to endure a lecture about the booming porn industry and society's consequent moral decline, you might want to bring up something that people always seem to forget: pornography is ancient. In other words, there has never been a golden age of porn-free sexual integrity. In between digging for lost civilizations and ancient relics, archaeologists have also found plenty of (potentially) suggestive depictions. Archaeologists believe that visual stimuli evolved as a means of reproduction over the years. Modern society knows how many "tries" it can take for a woman to become pregnant, and sometimes one or both partners needs an extra boost to help him or her get in the mood.

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Evolution Favors Bad Boys Over Nice Guys

A study says that women like their men like their coffee: dark. More accurately, the study shows that college dudes with the "dark triad" of personality traits (selfishness, lying and death-defying) sleep with more chicks. Evidently, evolution favors the kind of guy who would slime his way into your loincloth, finish" quickly and swing out of the cave on a vine. That guy has an opportunity to spread his seeds far and wide. Evidently, that's why there are so many jerks and bad boys walking around these days.

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Really, Science? Men Are More Evolved Than Women?

Researchers just revealed that the male Y chromosome is more evolved than female's XX chromosomes. The Y chromosome has advanced so much over the last 6 million years that there's now a 30 percent difference between the male genetic code and that of chimps, our nearest ancestor. If men's chromosomes are so different from apes, women ask, why can't they remember to put the toilet seat down?

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The Secrets Behind Serial Monogamy

Despite the fact that humans are not naturally monogamous, there's something within us that seeks the companionship and stability one-on-one commitments offer. In a way, serial monogamy is a happy medium for many. Serial lovers get to express and explore these different components of their personalities with each relationship they try out.

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The Evolution Of Kissing

If you're like us, you've wondered from time to time how this or that guy's tongue ended up in your mouth. And no, we're not talking about how a certain Air Supply song and a specific number of drinks led you to do something that you might feel compelled to deny the next day. Rather, we've wondered how the whole practice of kissing came about in the first place. Fortunately for us, the geniuses over at Discovery have made a very short video entitled the Skinny on Smooching, which attempts to lay out the history of kissing, and how it evolved.

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Decoding Love: Forget Romance, Embrace Science

In his new book, Decoding Love: Why It Takes Twelve Frogs to Find a Prince and Other Revelations from the Science of Attraction, Dr. Andrew Trees draws on the latest studies in economics, brain science, game theory, evolutionary psychology and other academic and scientific fields to explain why love is about a lot more than romance.

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Love: Are You Chemically Compatible?

Dr. Helen Fisher, world renowned biological anthropologist, discusses her book Why Him? Why Her?, which explains the connection between biology and human attraction. She's identified four main personality types: Explorer, Builder, Director and Negotiator.

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Paying For It

A study regarding spending habits and partners, shows that men who spend more money generally have more sex partners. Women who spend more recklessly, do not necessarily, have more sexual partners. This probably knocks out any question of who pays for the first date. Donald Trump suggests that ambition and libido are inexorably intertwined. This has probably only been going on for a few millennia but researcher Daniel Kruger thinks it could be to blame for our current financial dire straits.

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Morning News Feed: Nov. 21

In response to a 2005 discrimination complaint filed with the New Jersey Attorney General's office, online dating site eHarmony has finally agreed to launch a new service for same-sex couples, CNN.com reports. Compatible Partners, as the new service will be called, is due in by the end of March. GoErie.com reports that police charged a 19-year old man in Florida with domestic battery after he threw a sandwich at his girlfriend while she was driving, nearly causing her to loose control of the car.

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The End Of Evolution

Some professor in England thinks that evolution in the west is on the way out. He's got lots of theories but his one, big point is that there are not enough powerful, smart men out there having children well into their middle years. Furthering the concept, is the idea that smart, successful people are having kids later and keeping the total number of kids low. While some poorer families are just breeding with hats off. This all sort of sounds like the film Idiocracy, which you probably shouldn't go see.