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date: 24 June 2021

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Evolution today means Darwinian evolution, and that means natural selection. Can natural selection tell us anything about love? Sex and love are intertwined. They are not the same, but the former can give insights to the latter. Natural selection can tell us a great deal about sex. Why we have sex, why we have only two sexes, why some people have same-sex orientation. Can natural selection give us insights into the nature of love? Much depends on what one means by “love,” but selection can be remarkably informative about some standard notions involving passion, commitment, honor, and much more.

Keywords: evolution, Charles Darwin, natural selection, reproduction, sex, love, eros, agape

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