Interview with Ornithologist Richard Prum What Duck Sex Reveals about Human Nature

In an interview, Richard Prum, an ornithologist and curator at the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University, discusses the violent mechanics of duck sex, the beauty of bird-mating rituals and why human civilization was made possible by love.
A male duck, after coitus

A male duck, after coitus

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