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The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Matt Ridley
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Why does Ridley end the book with the explanation that when the Red Queen Theory proves itself wrong, it also proves itself right? Does this allow the Ridley to advertise that his theories are right no matter what? Do you think that his findings are not being held accountable?

How did Charles Darwin's findings change the science world as we know it? Please consider the following:

- When did Charles Darwin publicize his theories on evolution?

- What did pre-Darwinian audiences think about evolution?

- Were Darwin's ideas readily accepted at first?

Why does natural selection take a back seat to sexual selection in Ridley's opinion? How do natural selection traits actually become sexual selection traits?

Most of the time, society dictates the way that women look and behave. How has sexual selection shaped the way women wish to look? How has biology shaped society and cultures? Is...

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