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Old 12-07-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
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Birds refute monogamy theory
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
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Birds refute monogamy theory(Science Alert)
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“It’s always been assumed that these birds are monogamous, and they’ve been held up as an example of fidelity for humans,” says Ms Steffi Ismar who led the research as part of her PhD. “In fact, our research has shown that the divorce rate from one breeding season to the next is around 40 percent.”

The novelty of this finding may say as much about how humans view the world as about the birds themselves.

“In the past people have projected their values onto other species and assumed that...
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:34 AM   #2
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Ha ha, a divorce rate comparable to ours. So much for till death do we part.
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