Anthropologist Anna Machin’s article The devotion of the human dad separates us from other apes is a fascinating look at the unique purpose that fathers were designed to fulfill:

Fathers are so critical to the survival of our children and our species that evolution has not left their suitability for the role to chance. Like mothers, fathers have been shaped by evolution to be biologically, psychologically and behaviourally primed to parent. We can no longer say that mothering is instinctive yet fathering is learned.

Rian van der Merwe Product manager • Designer • Speaker