Sexy Isn’t Sexist or The Allegory of the Peacock’s Train

  Discussing human sexuality is a tricky, if not fraught, enterprise today. Critiques of human sexuality abound in the popular and academic press. That’s why here, I would like to do something truly radical...celebrate it! Today, I put to you the heretical notion that in a sexually reproducing, sexually dimorphic species, men finding women sexy … Continue reading Sexy Isn’t Sexist or The Allegory of the Peacock’s Train

Religion, Atheism and The Evolution of Symbolic Thought.

Stone tools provide the first evidence of the evolution of symbolic thought and began to emerge in our hominid ancestors around 2.5 million years ago. The cognitive architecture in the brain had to be in place before the first spark of creativity occurred, before the hominid looked at the crude lump of rock and saw the refined … Continue reading Religion, Atheism and The Evolution of Symbolic Thought.

Darwinian Gender Studies: Unpoisoning the well

If any man could draw up a comprehensive, infallible guide to navigating this treacherous territory, we would certainly erect a statue to his everlasting memory. There is a Twitter account dedicated to exploring and enumerating precisely the distinctions and differences between the acceptably erotic and the intolerably sexist. It's called @SexyIsntSexist. It is, of course, … Continue reading Darwinian Gender Studies: Unpoisoning the well

#GamerGate: The Players and the Played

The #GamerGate controversy reached a new high (or low depending on your perspective) recently when one of its main protagonists, the radical feminist and cultural critic, Anita Sarkeesian, was featured on the front page of the New York Times. Ironically, in view of the focus of her criticism about passive female characterization in video games, she herself … Continue reading #GamerGate: The Players and the Played