A romantic, atheist nerd’s wedding vows

Here’s the beginning of author Peter Watts’s promises to his new wife Caitlin Sweet…

We come here today in defiance of biological reality.

We know that mammals are not monogamous (except for a few species of meadow vole with abnormally high levels of endogenous oxytocin). We know that monogamy is not the normal human state…

And we know the odds when spoken vows go up against genetic imperatives with 200 million years of natural selection behind them. We are not idiots.

However…

Read the whole thing (Slightly NSFW text)

Hey, if you’re going to write your own vows, you might as well actually make them your own, right?

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