evolution

David Gelernter is Wrong About Ditching Darwin

David Gelernter is Wrong About Ditching Darwin

I’ve never been one to judge somebody’s arguments by their scholarly credentials. After all, two major contributors to my own field of evolutionary genetics, Gregor Mendel and Charles Darwin, were amateur naturalists and autodidacts trained more thoroughly in theology than in biology. So when well-known Yale professor and

Jerry A. Coyne
Jerry A. Coyne
Charles Darwin
Quillette Podcast 42 – Yale Professor Nicholas Christakis on What Evolution Can Teach Us About Resolving Conflict

Quillette Podcast 42 – Yale Professor Nicholas Christakis on What Evolution Can Teach Us About Resolving Conflict

Jonathan Kay talks to Nicholas Christakis, Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale, about his new book Blueprint and what evolution can teach us about overcoming conflict.

Quillette
Quillette
Conflict
A Girl’s Place in the World

A Girl’s Place in the World

Worth mentioning here is the way in which the boy’s plight differs from the girl’s in almost every known society. Whatever the arrangements in regard to descent or ownership of property…the prestige values always attach to the occupations of men. —Margaret Mead, Sex and

William Buckner
William Buckner
evolution
From Hegemonic to Responsive Masculinity: the Transformative Power of the Provider Role

From Hegemonic to Responsive Masculinity: the Transformative Power of the Provider Role

Since the ‘60s the male provider role has been under assault. Associated with the strongly bi-furcated gendered division of labor which has come to prevail in the West, it is blamed for hegemonic masculinity—a term used to describe the problems that have followed from that. However, what I want

Belinda Brown
Belinda Brown
evolution
Science Denial Won’t End Sexism

Science Denial Won’t End Sexism

Last week, Nature, one of the top scientific journals in the world, ran a review written by Lise Eliot of Gina Rippon’s new book, The Gendered Brain: The New Neuroscience that Shatters the Myth of the Female Brain. Both Eliot and Rippon, neuroscientists affiliated with Rosalind Franklin University and

Debra Soh
Debra Soh
evolution