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|Quote (MichaelJ @ Jan. 31 2012,06:31)|
|Quote (Verbena @ Jan. 26 2012,03:55)|
|Another way to look at it is if humans were a completely female species, a caste of big brutish (and probably infertile) females would evolve to do the kinds of dangerous work men do|
The term 'Brutish' has some interesting overtones other than just being large and a risktaker. It also assumes someone who is not very articulate or sensitive etc. Would the drones have these secondary characteristics as well?
It must be a tough job teasing out what is environmental and what is caused by genes.
Like most modern liberal parents, I was surprised how quickly my son went from baby blob to 'male' and my daughter to 'female' with very little influence.
Actually, to be honest I thought that kids were born blank slates, instead, at least for our kids they were born with their current personalities and I feel that all we can do as parents is to try to encourage the good and discourage the bad
Yeah it does. I was thinking of ants - female soldier ants - when I wrote that, if that helps.
You can't tease out what caused by genes and what is environmental. There is no dichotomy. Here's a vid about epigenetics
Also this book is great The Blank Slate