The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature Character Descriptions

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Red Queen

This is an allusion to a character in Alice In Wonderland. The metaphor is meant to suggest a kind of treadmill where no matter how fast one runs, they stay in the same place.

Charles Darwin

This person was an English scientist and writer who fully developed a theory of evolution by natural selection in his book called The Origin of the Species published in 1859.

Richard Dawkins

This individual is the evolutionary theorist responsible for the influential Selfish Gene theory.

John Maynard Smith

This person was an evolutionary theorist who was instrumental in bringing mathematical approaches such as game theory to evolutionary biology.

Jean-Bapiste Lamark

This individual was a predecessor of Darwin who argued that traits that develop in an individual are passed down to the next generation.

Stephen Jay Gould

This individual was a paleontologist influential in evolutionary theory. He opposed nature-based approaches to human...

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