January 12th, 2010

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An open letter to the evo-devos

Things I have been told in the last few weeks (in three different contexts by three different people):

1. Women have a greater need to be attractive than men. It's EVOLUTION!
2. Men are naturally polygamous, women are naturally hypergamous. It's EVOLUTION!
3. Mate-poaching happens because men are stable providers for women and their children. It's EVOLUTION!

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I believe that evolutionary biology/psychology has a place. Determination of gender roles is not that place.

Thank you and goodnight.