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September 23rd, 2001 - Open Knowledge

Sep. 23rd, 2001

12:48 pm - Mama's baby, papa's maybe

From the New York Times Review of The Dangerous Passion: Why Jealousy
Is as Necessary as Love and Sex By DAVID M. BUSS



Think of a committed romantic relationship that you have now, or that
you had in the past. Now imagine that your romantic partner becomes
interested in someone else. What would upset or distress you more:
(a) discovering that your partner is forming a deep emotional
attachment, confiding and sharing confidences with another? or (b)
discovering that your partner is enjoying passionate sex with the
other person, trying out different sexual positions you had only
dreamed about? Both scenarios are distressing, of course, but which
one is more distressing? If you are like the majority of women we
surveyed recently in the United States, the Netherlands, Germany,
Japan, Korea, and Zimbabwe, you will find the emotional infidelity
more upsetting. The answer seems obvious, at least to women. The
majority of men, however, find the prospect of a partner's sexual
infidelity more agonizing. The gulf between the sexes in emotional
reactions to infidelity reveals something profound about human mating
strategies.



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01:15 pm - Ellison: I'll barcode your forehead -- free

Oracle boss urges national ID cards, offers free software

Broaching a controversial subject that has gained visibility since the
Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Oracle Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison is
calling for the United States to create a national identification card
system -- and offering to donate the software to make it possible.

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