8,000 Years Ago, 17 Women Reproduced for Every One Man
An analysis of modern DNA uncovers a rough dating scene after the advent of agriculture.
Mar 18, 2015
Once upon a time, 4,000 to 8,000 years after humanity invented agriculture, something very strange happened to human reproduction. Across the globe, for every 17 women who were reproducing, passing on genes that are still around today—only one man did the same.
Another member of the research team, a biological anthropologist, hypothesizes that somehow, only a few men accumulated lots of wealth and power, leaving nothing for others. These men could then pass their wealth on to their sons, perpetuating this pattern of elitist reproductive success. Then, as more thousands of years passed, the numbers of men reproducing, compared to women, rose again. "Maybe more and more people started being successful," Wilson Sayres says.
In more recent history, as a global average, about four or five women reproduced for every one man.
My comment: Look guys... if you haven't yet impregnated your 4 or 5 women... you are BELOW the global average.
I was corrected by someone... if you are a man and have impregnated 4 to 5 women... you are an amazing STUD. (I got my math wrong, sorry.)