Patriarchy’s Evolutionary Plausibility

Over many decades, now, a popular idea across the humanities and social sciences has been that of patriarchy. Etymologically the word means the rule of the fathers – or at least the elder males (father-like). It has taken on, though, a more general reference to the idea of men ruling over women. If one looks […]

Does Evolutionary Theory Entail Moral Relativism?

Today’s topic is one I’ve wrestled with a lot in the last couple years. I think I’ve finally resolved it in a coherent way, but, who knows? Think of this as a progress report, at least. For some people well versed in evolutionary biology and psychology, simply asking the question in the title to this […]