May 19, 2009

Fatherhood - Are Fathers Still Needed Today?

Is the concept of fatherhood important, and do fathers have a natural "feel" for fathering, similar to the instinctual qualities of mothers? And, are fathers still needed to help in the making of a successful adult?

As animals, human beings have a built-in protective mechanism for defending their offspring, i.e. making sure that their progeny survive to carry on a particular set of genes. And fathers, certainly have a built-in biological instinct to nurture and care for their offspring to ensure survival to adulthood, mainly to pass on his genes to future generations. But, does this survival instinct extend beyond basic survival, and are fathers needed to provide beyond basic survival?