Numbers Don't Lie

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Stay-at-home dads

In the animal kingdom, as we know it, only 5-10% of species have stay-at-home dads. The scientists say the arrangement only works in a monogamy society. A recent study published in the journal Animal Behaviour has identified bat-eared fox as yet another such species - the women go off to work while the men stay home with the kids. Since these foxes eat insects, only females can process the insects into a food suitable for their young: milk. The male spend all of their time with their babies, they know having young with several mothers and trying to split time between defending all of the litters may end up with fewer offspring than investing everything in a single litter.

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Blogger piika said...

weird and interesting blog!

10:56 AM

 
Blogger Forty_Two said...

Only a species that abandons its tendency toward social parasitism will survive for more than a few centuries beyond the initial development of technology.

Beware the dangers of saddle point.

5:59 AM

 
Blogger Forty_Two said...

Remember that those who describe their women with words like bitch and whore are least likely to actually provide their offspring with a civilized upbringing.

I'm going to get some hate mail for speaking the truth on this one.

8:26 AM

 

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