The Unity of Science?

Brown, Peter G.
May 2000
Sciences;May/Jun2000, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p2
Academic Journal
Comments on the significance to scientific unity of the controversy over the magazine article `Why Men Rape,' by Randy Thornhill and Craig Palmer, which proposes the theory that rape evolved as a way for some men to perpetuate their genes. Biological underpinnings of culture; Reductionism.


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