virus: Talk of the Nation

Thu, 04 Mar 1999 16:13:46 -0800

The topic on the second hour of Talk of the Nation today was evolutionary psychology. One of the guests was Robert Wright, author of "The Moral Animal."

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Throughout this century, advocates of women's liberation have confronted a
persistent notion: that women occupy an inferior place in society simply as a
result of their biology. In recent years, evolutionary psychologists claimed that
women have evolved physically and psychologically to be weaker, less assertive, and monogamous, while men are naturally stronger, aggressive,
and promiscuous. But recent historical and biological research has produced
some evidence that may turn this conventional wisdom upside down. Join Ray
Suarez and guests for a look at evolutionary psychology, and the new findings
that challenge its assumptions.