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Applying evolutionary reasoning to humans: the benefits and limits

28 September 2018

On September 20th, the YAG organized a very succesful debate on applying evolutionary reasoning to humans:

"At a debate organised by the Young Academy, Fleischman, from the University of Portsmouth in the UK, went toe-to-toe with RUG evolutionary sociologist Gert Stulp and RUG cultural geographer Bettina van Hoven.

Her position is bold: women are underrepresented in certain fields because of evolution, not because of discrimination. ‘If women don’t have a preference for engineering I don’t think it is because of discrimination in the field; I think it is because being female or being male means you also have different psychologies’, says Fleischman."

Read more about it here.

Last modified:06 June 2024 11.43 a.m.

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