RE: Evolution and Rape (was Re: The KansasScienceEducationStandards)

From: Cliff Lundberg (
Date: Mon Jan 31 2000 - 13:41:31 EST

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    John E. Rylander wrote:

    >I wholly agree that it's vague and speculative, even fanciful in detail
    >(e.g., E. O. Wilson's explaining homosexuality as genetically induced, such
    >genes being contained in communities that flourished because of numerous
    >heterosexually uncompetitive "helper males", as I recall -- kind of like
    >drones or worker ants). Evolutionary psychology relies on knowledge (or a
    >best guess) of human and pre-human history, which is always somewhat

    I wonder if Wilson considered the other side of the coin--the utility of
    having some strong characters within the female side of communities.
    That (I speculate) might be more important than having some guys who
    were into sewing and cooking.

    Cliff Lundberg  ~  San Francisco  ~

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