Tuesday, 22 September 2009

"Shared care is natural" - single mums "defy evolution"- scientist

Today's Australian reports on the views of scientist Sarah Blaffer Hrdy who argues that there have never been single mums with other species, and that it is only natural for task of childrearing to be shared.

"Shared care is natural," Professor Hrdy said. "In hunting and gathering and traditional societies, infants are cared for mostly by older siblings, aunts, grandmothers, fathers and male cousins."

For the article, click here.

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