Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Bryant (
10 Sep 1996 11:13:14 -0600

In article <513k7d$>,
Mary Beth Williams <> wrote:
>Bryant, now be careful <g>... Sociobiological and evolutionary
>(selectionist) frameworks are not at all one and the same... Just ask a
>guru of the latter, Dave Rindos (whom I count among my friends, even if
>he is *misguided* <g>).

I'm not familiar with Rindos. Sociobiology is indeed a school of
selectionism. That, after all, has been its critics' biggest bitch.

Nice point about marxism and evolutionism being non-alternatives, though,
Mary Beth. Proximate theories (hormone/social influences, etc.) are not
alternatives to ultimate theories (the evolutionary why's of a hormone's
presence, etc.)