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A Natural History of Rape A Biologist And An Anthropologist Use Evolutionary Biology To Explain The Causes And Inform The Prevention Of Rape.In This Controversial Book, Randy Thornhill And Craig Palmer Use Evolutionary Biology To Explain The Causes Of Rape And To Recommend New Approaches To Its Prevention According To Thornhill And Palmer, Evolved Adaptation Of Some Sort Gives Rise To Rape The Main Evolutionary Question Is Whether Rape Is An Adaptation Itself Or A By Product Of Other Adaptations Thornhill And Palmer Address, And Claim To Demolish Scientifically, Many Myths About Rape Bred By Social Science Theory Over The Past 25 Years The Popular Contention That Rapists Are Not Motivated By Sexual Desire Is, They Argue, Scientifically Inaccurate The Book Also Includes A Useful Summary Of Evolutionary Theory And A Comparison Of Evolutionary Biology S And Social Science S Explanations Of Human Behavior.


10 thoughts on “A Natural History of Rape

  1. says:

    Randy Thornhill and Craig Palmer s A Natural History of Rape represents the worst excesses of evolutionary psychology Contra the authors framing of the controversy, the book was critically panned in scientific journals and resulted in a book length response edited by Cheryl Brown Travis, Evolution, Gender, and Rape Elisabeth Lloyd s excellent chapter is available online Thornhill and Palmer argue that rape is either an adaptive behavior or the by prod Randy Thornhill and Craig Palmer s A Natural History of Rape represents the worst excesses of evolutionary psychology Contra the authors framing of the controversy, the book was critically panned in scientific journals and resulted in a book length response edited by Cheryl Brown Travis, Evolution, Gender, and Rape Elisabeth Lloyd s excellent chapter is available online Thornhill and Palmer argue that rape is either an adaptive behavior or the by product of adaptation Both positions ultimately fail as they hinge on the veracity of David Buss s Sexual Strategies Theory SST SST boils down to a mis application of Bateman s Principle to humans and has invited refutation from a number of fields, including biology, psychology, and anthropology refer to Travis volume or Buller s critique in Adapting Minds Evolutionary Psychology and the Persistent Quest for Human Nature Much of the other evidence presented is arbitrarily analogized from animals such as scorpion flies and overgeneralized, shoddy one off ...


  2. says:

    Frequently a catchall term for critiquing feminist writing as too emotional or vehement to absorb, strident is an accurate description of Palmer and Thornhill s argument that rape is a product of reproductive adaptations, not the violent result of a misogynist culture as suggested in feminist thought Their rhetoric is quite overwhelming, so much so that I almost bought their pre emptive defence of a lack of data showing the reproductive success of rape as a ridiculous expectation, even as a l Frequently a catchall term for critiquing feminist writing as too emotional or vehement to absorb, strident is an accurate description of Palmer and Thornhill s argument that rape is a product of reproductive adaptations, not the violent result of a misogynist culture as suggested in feminist thought Their rhetoric is quite overwhelming, so much so that I almost bought their pre emptive defence of a lack of data showing the reproductive success of rape as a ridiculous expectation, even as a little part of my brain niggled that such data seemed central to their thesis But regardless of how dumbfounded they are by this criticism, the o...


  3. says:

    This is the most outrageously offensive and wildly unfounded book I have ever read on any subject but particularly on rape, as it is essentially trying to provide a scientific basis for popular rape myths I am a rape theorist myself, and have read the countless legitimate studies in anthropology, sociology etc that conclusively refute the myths Thornhill takes for granted, such as that women provoke rape by wearing revealing clothing etc although statistically, unattractive, modestly This is the most outrageously offensive and wildly unfounded book I have ever read on any subject but particularly on rape, as it is essentially trying to provide a scientific basis for popular rape myths I am a rape theorist myself, and have read the countless legitimate studies in anthropology, sociology etc that conclusively refute the myths Thornhill...


  4. says:

    In their repeated attempt to rationalize and justify rape, Thornhill and Palmer spend the whole book trying to tell you that they are not trying to rationalize or justify rape I read this and shook my head in anger the whole time I thought maybe I would get some insight into one of th...


  5. says:

    The ability of ideology to blind people to the utter implausibility of their positions is perhaps the greatest threat to accumulating the knowledge necessary to solve social problems p 152 This book uses a ton of data research in evolutionary psychology biology to explain why rape exists in all human societies.It has been panned by a lot of people as somehow justifying or rationalizi...


  6. says:

    Not particularly well written Logical holes and gaps that you could drive a truck through Way too defensive about feminists and social scientists Not nearly enough data Not a chart or graph in the whole book But probably correct in most of the conclusions Feminists have said so many goofy things in the last fifty years that refuting them is a lot like taking on a baby in a cage fight The audience is going to hate you, just because you look so mean The thing that really grates in this boo Not particularly well written Logical holes and gaps that you could drive a truck through Way too defensive about feminists and social scientists Not nearly enough data Not a chart or graph in the whole book But probably correct in most of the conclusions Feminist...


  7. says:

    Randy Thornhill and Craig Palmer s Natural History of Rape argues that rape is continuous with but nonetheless an extreme form of male sexual behavior in human beings You could think of male sexuality in humans as a dial that could either be 0, asexual, or 10, rapacious, and perhaps normal male sexuality falls somewhere in between, at a 4 or a 5 Something like this claim looks to be true, and it would look as though from our point of view as human beings, most animal behavior, were humans to e Randy Thornhill and Craig Palmer s Natural History of Rape argues that rape is continuous with but nonetheless an extreme form of male sexual behavior in human beings You could think of male sexuality in humans as a dial that could either be 0, asexual, or 10, rapacious, and perhaps normal male sexuality falls somewhere in between, at a 4 or a 5 Something like this claim looks to be true, and it would look as though from our point of view as human beings, most animal behavior, were humans to engage in it, would be quite rapacious In the Animal Kingdom, there are all kinds of examples of forced sex dogs and ducks, for example, don t g...


  8. says:

    This is a very insightful book about the evolutionary history of human sexuality, specifically in regards to sexual conflicts of interest, namely rape Considering the inflammatory nature of this subject matter, the authors make a great effort to clearly define and explain the evolutionary theory and interaction of biology and environment that results in modern human sexuality The precision and intricacy of their analysis is necessary to avoid any oversimplifications or misunderstandings that c This is a very insightful book about the evolutionary history of human sexuality, specifically in regards to sexual conflicts of interest, namely rape Considering the inflammatory nature of this subject matter, the authors make a great effort to clearly define and explain the evolutionary theory and interaction of biology and environment that results in modern human sexuality The precision and intricacy of their analysis is necessary to avoid any oversimplifications or misunderstandings that commonly muddle the public s understanding of this behavior, yet the complexity of their language can be difficult for laypersons to understand I ve read multiple books on human evolution so the general concepts were known to me, but I ...


  9. says:

    Givesquestions than answers, but I found what is known to be really fascinating They do a good job throughout of not being sexist, until the chapter on how to educate people not to rape They say girls should be e...


  10. says:

    I d read this book when it first came out, but I d be curious to read it again in the new edition comments in response to criticism and after having just read Sex at Dawn, which maybe maybe not covers similar territory with a different aim It maybe be even shittier now than it was then We ll see.


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