Sex, Evolution, and Entertainment
“And sex is entertaining.”
“It’s true,” Evan finally agreed, in resignation. “Whether you’re in the 16th century or the 21st century, sex has always been entertaining…Why is that?” he asked rhetorically, as if he had never before thought about the issue. “Maybe it’s because dramatic events usually precede sex – and there’s usually lots of drama after sex,” he speculated.
“I think it’s more basic than that,” Heeb replied. “We’re just hard-wired as a species to pay lots of attention to sex, because sex is part of reproduction – or at least it used to be. And what could be more important to a species – more worthy of its attention – than its own reproduction?”
“So entertainment is just a function of our evolutionary programming?”