John M. Townsend, Ph.D., is Professor of Anthropology at Syracuse University and an expert on the evolutionary roots of sex differences. He has authored countless articles, as well as the book What Women Want–What Men Want (Oxford University Press), and has appeared on many national television and radio talk shows.
Anyone who argues that we’re born with no predispositions whatsoever, and that men and women would act exactly the same if society didn’t teach them to act differently, is ignoring a mountain of evidence from the major scientific disciplines. As human beings, we’ve inherited certain predispositions from our evolutionary past. The idea that sex differences are socially constructed may be the politically correct view, but it is based on ideology and wishful thinking rather than on empirical evidence. Biological and cultural studies show–very clearly—that biology matters.
Original Air Date , October 19 at 12:00pm CENTRAL
on Salem Radio Network’s The Answer
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