Think of all the frustrated longings, misunderstandings, jealousy, and more entailed by the fact that males and females constitute separate genders.
It turned out last week that scientists have been wrong for 350 years about how sperm swim.
Coyne begins this section with a description of the evolutionary costs of sex.
Harvard University’s Harvey Mansfield has an excellent critique of evolution published by Forbes.com, where he is more commonly debating feminism or discussing Solzhenitsyn. In a book review of Men: Evolutionary and Life History, Mansfield takes a look at the moral implications of Darwinian theory when applied to the obvious differences between the sexes: What ought a man to do, given this discrepancy between men and women? Like many scientists, Bribiescas lives under the yoke of a crude positivism which denies that scientific fact has any ethical implications. “Darwinian evolutionary theory does not support any moral stance.” But of course it does. The trouble is not that Darwinian theory has no implications, but that it contradicts itself with two opposing implications. Read More ›