Behavior: A Wet Scenario

Darwin was a male chauvinist; modern theories of evolution are speculative and sexist, and treat women as mere "satellites" of men. That, simply stated, is the opinion of Author Elaine Morgan. Armed with a vivid imagination and a healthy supply of female chauvinism, she has developed a theory that is even more speculative and sexist than those she decries. In The Descent of Woman (Stein & Day; $7.95), Author Morgan proposes that many of mankind's current physical and behavioral characteristics developed during a period when prehominid apes spent much of their time on sandy shores and in neck-high waters. Led...

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