“Anti-Scientific American:” Hunters = Gatherers
From Scientific American:
Evolutionary theorists propose that female desire for domineering males helped create a patriarchal world
By John Horgan on December 29, 2017
Did women who marched on Washington on January 21, 2017, actually have an innate desire to be dominated by men?
In principle, evolutionary psychology, which seeks to understand our behavior in light of the fact that we are products of natural selection, can give us deep insights into ourselves. In practice, the field often reinforces insidious prejudices. That was the theme of my recent column “Darwin Was Sexist, and So Are Many Modern Scientists.”
The column provoked such intense pushback that I decided to write this follow-up post. Alt-right pundit Steve Sailer described my column as “science denialism.”
Horgan wrote in Scientific American:
By John Horgan on December 18, 2017
… Actually, Saini points out, anthropological research has revealed that hunter-gatherer societies were remarkably egalitarian. Hence modern gender differences are more likely to stem from discrimination and other cultural factors than from females’ alleged biological inferiority.
“… hunter-gatherer societies were remarkably egalitarian …” Except for that whole hunter-gatherer part of the hunter-gatherer societies, but otherwise …