More on the ‘Benefits’ of Evolution
Friends, (especially ladies)
Here’s another story of one of the benefits of Darwinian evolution. Not only has Darwinian evolution given us the glories of rape, racism, purposelessness, and more, it turns out it has also decided that women are ‘inferior’ to men.
This peer reviewed essay first appeared in Technical Journal in April 2000 and contains over 100 citations to other works. You can access it here: Inferior.
Here’s an abstract:
A review of the most prominent late 19th century writings by biologists focusing on Charles Darwin reveals that a major plank of evolution theory was the belief that women were intellectually and physically inferior to men. Female inferiority was a logical conclusion of the natural selection worldview because men were exposed to far greater selective pressures than women, especially in war, competition for mates, food and clothing. Conversely, women were protected from evolutionary selection by norms which dictated that men were to provide for and protect women and children. Darwinists taught that as a result of this protection, natural selection operated far more actively on males, producing male superiority in virtually all skill areas. As a result, males evolved more than females. The female inferiority doctrine is an excellent example of the armchair logic that has often been more important in establishing evolutionary theory than fossil and other empirical evidence.