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...

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