Joan Roughgarden

Joan Roughgarden - Joan Roughgarden We need to try to...

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Joan Roughgarden We need to try to reform biological sciences. “Males of almost all animals have stronger passions than females.” “The female…with the rarest of exceptions is less eager than the male…she is coy.” “Females choose mates who are more attractive…vigorous and well-armed…just as man can give beauty to his male poultry.” --Darwin His first prop: We all share in unity of life because we descended from common ancestors Second prop: When species change, they change by natural selection. This has become controversial Sexual selection: Peacock’s tail exists because females are trying to win a prize. “Reflects pea-hen’s asthetic” It’s the third prop that is under challenge. Today people still believe that females still shop for males with the best genes. Roughgarden believes that theory is wrong. Males have small gametes, and females have large gametes. There are only two different sized gametes. Plants have both male and female function. Darwin claims that there are universal male and female roles, and
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course BUAD 305 taught by Professor Davila during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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