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Are sports and games the human equivalent to animal rutting?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24336points) 1 week ago

A throwback to when the best male getts to spread his DNA?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Possibly, but not all sports and games.

I can buy into the idea with football, rugby, ice hockey, maybe even lacrosse.

It doesn’t fit for baseball, cricket, scrabble, or chess.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Physical sports are ritualized war. It’s a safe way to be violent. They can also be viewed as a safe way to vie for dominance in mating, as you pointed out.


Dutchess_III's avatar

Absolutely. Then the sexy cheerleader gets to pick the one she wants.

janbb's avatar

Women play sports too, don’t you know?

Dutchess_III's avatar

But for different reasons Janbb.

janbb's avatar

^^ Yes, that was my point.

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