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The odds of knowing your cousins: 23andme Part 1: Bizarrely, Jonathan Zittrain turns out to be my cousin — which is odd because I have known him for some time and he is also very active in the online civil rights world. How we came to learn this will be the first of my postings…

In the comments of this post I mildly disagreed with Eric Michael Johnson that humans are “polygynous” and the relevance of the fact that “estimates range between 5-10% that all children have been sired by men other than a woman’s partner.” The human monogamy vs. polygamy argument is long-standing, with anthropologists on both sides. Myself,…

Paternity rates by population

A few years ago a paper came out, How Well Does Paternity Confidence Match Actual Paternity?: Evolutionary theory predicts that males will provide less parental investment for putative offspring who are unlikely to be their actual offspring. Cross‐culturally, paternity confidence (a man’s assessment of the likelihood that he is the father of a putative child)…