Lionel Tiger is the Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University and a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense on the future of biotechnology. An expert on the biological roots of human social behavior, he is the author of numerous books, including The Decline of Males, The Pursuit of Pleasure and The Manufacture of Evil: Ethics, Evolution, and the Industrial System. He originated the term "male bonding" and is an advocate for "male studies" departments in universities.
Go to a park on the Upper West Side or in Cleveland or in China and you see exactly the same behavior because you know what - same organism.
Lionel Tiger: Christmas is perhaps the most popular holiday in the world because it gets right to the bedrock of what religion is about, which is you’ve got to take care of the mother and the child.
If you’re a hunter-gatherer, as we are, you better get up in the morning and think it is a great day to catch an elephant.
There are 4,200 religions in the world, each of them believing they’re absolutely correct and everyone should follow their views.
“When you’re dealing with theoretical issues like who serves God better that becomes rapidly rather frightening and unattached to any reality.”