This is a repost of an article I wrote in 2015. It’s just some good old-fashioned making fun of pseudoscientific nonsense.
Recently, my attention was caught by the idea of the “sexual marketplace”. Specifically, there’s a theory of sexual economics created by Baumeister and Vohs. If you’d rather not read the paper, the Austin Institute* made a fancy video about it:
*Apparently, it’s a think tank run by Mark Regnerus. Yes, that Mark Regnerus.