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2007-05-10 06:00:00

By Roughgarden, Joan May a biologist in these polarized times dare suggest that Darwin is a bit wrong about anything? Even worse, does a biologist risk insult, ridicule, anger, and intimidation to suggest that Darwin is incorrect on a big issue? We have a test case before us. Darwin appears completely mistaken in his theory of sex roles, a subject called the 'theory of sexual selection.'1 In his 1871 book The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, Darwin wrote : "Males of almost...