I read in a book and have heard this argument by many social scientists that Fatherhood was an invention by humans during the time when we first started living as societies. This was presumably in order to strengthen the grip of males on human society and provide patriarchy a stable foundation.
I do not seem to agree with this. As a male aged 15 I have strong urges to become a father and really love children. If fatherhood is unnatural and not a product of our evolution how is it possible that males have an urge to father children and feel a strong, genuine love for their offspring?
The argument that Fatherhood is rarely found in the animal world as it is primarily the mother who rares and cares for children is valid, but then again human beings are so much different in other respects from animals, too.
Is it then not possible that the love a human father feels for his offspring is just as natural as the love a human mother feels for her offspring?
Here is one research I found: Origins of Fatherhood
(Note: I asked this question in the philosophy section but got no encouraging response; so I am re-posting it here.)