On the race questions you ask, I'd hope you'd try to discredit the views you mention, and that'd be the point. IMO, Spanier's point is to make it(ms) okay. I'm not going to search for it, but someone posted that he stated, "deviance is in the eye of the beholder" regarding mate swapping, and "it's okay, as long as everyone(spouses I suppose he means) knows about it." Would you say that's true in questions of racism?
Kid, the purpose of research is to publish the results of the research, not to insert the author's opinion. Nowhere does Spanier & Cole say that swapping is OK. They merely state that the results of the research available to them did not prove swapping was harmful to the relationship.
From their paper.....
Finally, while further research needs to be done which will illuminate the impact of mate swapping on marital and family cohesion,, the evidence available to date offers no evidence to suggest that mate-swapping is harmful to marital or family stability.
I know you do not believe that morals are in the eye of the beholder. Here's something to ponder. If they are not, if morals, right and wrong are absolute, so crystal clear, why are there many religions?
Re "so many religions" most have a minimum, or basic rules of behavior. But I'm a believer in Judeo-Christian ethics. If others deviate from that much, I'd question it. Is that prejudiced? I guess.
Re the family stability, not buying it. They hide it from the children. C'mon, Tim. Sure, you can be an axe murderer as well and get away with it. Or Bernie Madoff, and for 20 years get away with it, in secret, keeping a stable family until it collapses. You can't live a lie, IMO, and adultery is a lie. I don't see it as okay. I know guys that do it. Who doesn't?
I wouldn't want a president who wrote on the phenomenon of bestiality, nor one who wrote on the phenomenon of masturbation, despite not taking a stance on those either, and I see nothing wrong with the latter(otherwise I'm in trouble). But it's not a topic I want written about by someone running a college. I think we've both made our points.