26th June, 2012

The most cited paper in sexual selection is being reconsidered after biologists discovered flaws in the original protocol. Now, the paper is under severe scrutiny due to repeat attempts resulting in the original data proving inconclusive.
From Science Daily:

In 1948, English geneticist Angus John Bateman published a study showing that male fruit flies gain an evolutionary advantage from having multiple mates, while their female counterparts do not. Bateman’s conclusions have informed and influenced an entire sub-field of evolutionary biology for decades.

The piece on Science Daily not only speaks about the new experiments and their implications for the old data, but the history of the science behind sexual selection, too.
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The most cited paper in sexual selection is being reconsidered after biologists discovered flaws in the original protocol. Now, the paper is under severe scrutiny due to repeat attempts resulting in the original data proving inconclusive.

From Science Daily:

In 1948, English geneticist Angus John Bateman published a study showing that male fruit flies gain an evolutionary advantage from having multiple mates, while their female counterparts do not. Bateman’s conclusions have informed and influenced an entire sub-field of evolutionary biology for decades.


The piece on Science Daily not only speaks about the new experiments and their implications for the old data, but the history of the science behind sexual selection, too.

Continue Reading

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    If a study confirms that ‘men and women’ naturally fit the gendered behaviors society prescribes for them, that...
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