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1899 Excerpt: ...Biologists are that promiscuity in a state of
nature is extremely improbable, having regard to the quality of
sexual jealousy inherent in the male.fg) (2) The Patriarchal theory
is true of the Aryan, Samitic and (I) Principles of 8ociology, 317,
318,319. (to) Lubbock's Origin of Civilization, 91. (-)
Letourneau's Evolution of Marringe, 37, 38. (o) Studies (1886), Ch.
IX, 155. (p) Cf. Early History of Institutions, 66, 68. (q) He
cited Darwin's Descent of Man, II, 362; Letourneau, La Sociologie,
379; Le Bon, L'Homme et les Societes, II, 284. Uraliyan races. "At
most it is asserted that among recorded usages of portions of these
races, there are obscure indications of another and an earlier
state of things." (3) The Patriarchal Family is the earliest
institution of which there is any certain and reliable information.
That his undertaking was " to trace the real as opposed to the
imaginary or the arbitrarily assumed history of the institutions of
civilized men," and he added, "I have written very few pages which
have any bearing on the subject, and I confess a certain distaste
for inquiries, which, when I have attempted to push them far, have
always landed me in Later replies, mud-banks and fog." Other
authorities who are adverse to the theory of a promiscuous state
are Letourneau(r), Andrew Lang(s) and Starcke(i), and the latest
inquirer, Western)arckfu), after an elaborate investigation(w), has
declared that "there is not a shred of genuine evidence for the
notion that promiscuity ever formed a general stage in the social
history of mankind. The hypothesis of promiscuity, instead of
belonging, as Professor G-iraudTeulon thinks to the class of
hypotheses which are scientifically permissible, has no re...
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