Are “Pickup Artists” Darwinian?
Kay Hymowitz (and many others) have called “pickup artists” Darwinian:
By far the most important philosopher of the Menaissance is Charles Darwin. The theory that human sexual preferences evolved from the time that hominids successfully reproduced in the primeval African grasslands can explain the mystery of women's preference for macho - or alpha - males. At the same time, evolutionary theory gives the former wuss permission to pursue massive amounts of sex with an endless assortment of women. Culture, in both its feminist and Emily Post forms, hasn't won him any favor with women, so he will embrace Nature in all its rude harshness.I disagree. Somehow, I doubt if the typical pickup artist has that many kids. If he's poor, he won't succeed as a pickup artist for long and if he's rich, he's unlikely to stay rich in the face of paternity suits.