Holly Dunsworth"you are also actively threatening the long-term existence of the human species"
is how a fan of science has just tried to threaten me away from confronting the racist and sexist misinterpretations of evolution. What a world...
Evolution is true but our evolutionary explanations are always evolving and expanding in their complexity, or at least they should be encour...
Holly DunsworthI blogged about how a Twitter-blog kerfuffle about sexual selection, on top of a career (so far) of teaching something that increasingly seemed ridiculous, spurred me to look into it and to publish what I learned.
While the anatomy and physiology of human reproduction differ between the sexes, the effects of hormones on skeletal growth do not. Human bone growth depends on estrogen. Greater estrogen produced by...
Holly DunsworthHEY SEXUAL SELECTION!
You think you are the reason why men are taller than women, but if you want to remain the star of this story, then...
THE OVARY’S IN YOUR COURT.
I wrote a paper that you can’t ignore.
A (delighted) thread.
The measurements used to make the original argument made very little sense.
Holly DunsworthSpread the word. That women have some innate biological preferences against science and/or in favor of other careers is a BS premise for a scientific investigation for gender inequity in science.
The authors hypothesize an ancestral condition of indiscriminate sexual behaviours directed towards all sexes, rather than a state in which different-sex sexual behaviour is a baseline and same-sex sexual behaviour is anomalous.
In this season of ghosts, witches, and everything spooky, APS President Lisa Feldman Barrett takes aim at the hordes of mistaken beliefs she sees continuing to haunt psychological science.
Holly Dunsworth.@LFeldmanBarrett explains how "a zombie idea is a view that’s been thoroughly refuted by a mountain of empirical evidence but nonetheless refuses to die, being continually reanimated by our deeply held beliefs," and gives great examples.
In her funny, fact-based book, OB-GYN and New York Times columnist Dr. Jen Gunter separates myth from medicine about women’s bodies.
Holly DunsworthMy anthropology course "Sex and Reproduction In Our Species" is intensely an "information literacy" trip and this Fall semester we will be listening to today's episode of @OnPointRadio thanks to @DrJenGunter and her vagenda!
In 1956, evolutionary biologist J.B.S. Haldane posed a question to anthropologists: “Are the biological differences between human groups comparable with those between groups of domestic animals such as greyhounds and bulldogs…?” It reads as if it...
Holly DunsworthHuman races are not like dog breeds; refuting a racist analogy
Peer-reviewed, #openaccess #anthropology #scicomm scholarship speaking to a broad audience
Holly DunsworthNow may be a good time to share this paper, again. It’s all about how selective breeding of dogs has been tangled up in misconceptions (many of which are racist ones) about humans. To write this, I read a lot of the eugenics lit and it was horrible.