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Warriors Do Not Always Get the Girl
May 11, 2009
Aggressive, vengeful behavior of individuals in some South American groups has been considered the means for men to obtain more wives and more children, but an international team of anthropologists working in Ecuador among the Waorani people show that sometimes the macho guy does not do better. Researchers sponsored by the National Science Foundation found that more aggressive men do not acquire more wives than milder men.
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