[ExI] Chagnon was Protest

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 18:11:04 UTC 2020

Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 3:04 PM Keith Henson via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

>> Bill, you have most of it, but you miss the fact that *most of the
>> time*, your tribe swapped women with the neighboring tribe.

>### Napoleon Chagnon seems to disagree. "Swapping" occurred in the context of raids or by extortion. Equally powerful groups might have some voluntary member exchange but mostly women were acquired by force.

"The percentage of females in the lowland villages who have been
abducted is significantly higher: 17% compared to 11.7% in the
highland villages." (Napoleon Chagnon quoted at Sexual Polarization in
Warrior Cultures)


That still means that practically everyone in the tribe was descended
within the last few generations from a captive.


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