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Verbena



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 26 2012,11:48   

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Are there sub-divisions of resource acquisition and risk-taking?

Sexual Strategies Theory

This includes inclusive fitness stuff and various other stuff

Saved in favourites under "sciency stuff" with ERV and others. Thanks, V!

Just come across these videos of David Buss and Richard Dawkins in conversation - part of a series here

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MichaelJ



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2012,00:31   

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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

  
Verbena



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2012,02:28   

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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

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