Category Archives: Human Nature

43 Years Later, The Implications are Clearer

Essay Review  of Morgan, Elaine, 1972. The Descent of Woman: (London: Souvenir Press) c) 2015, Davd (from the dust jacket) Elaine Morgan was born in the South Wales Mining Valley; she was awarded an exhibition to Oxford where she took … Continue reading

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His Human Nature and Hers:

… The Different Humanities of the Two Sexes: (c) 2015, Davd It was a classic put-down, from her point of view: He had been talking of his work, his sports, his accomplishments. She retorted, “I’m a human being, not a … Continue reading

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Vignettes of Female Volatility and Violence:

.. We men have a fair claim to be the Gentler Sex: (c) 2014, Davd When people talk about fury and violence, an expression often used is “stirring up a hornets’ nest.” How many of the people who say that, … Continue reading

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Something Average Women Can Do Better than I Can:

… and it’s not about the Reproductive System, either: (c) 2014, Davd One early March morning, as i was sitting in my bed doing an important chore, it occurred to me that an average-sized woman could do it better than … Continue reading

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Old Men at Work:

… and the Social Inefficiency of Jobs. (c) 2013, Davd This post began as a letter of apology to a son who called after ten at night1, when i was sound asleep: I had “turned in” around nine-thirty, and felt … Continue reading

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Epidemiology, Evolution, and “Unsafe Sex”

  Some prudent reasons why today’s men shouldn’t do what many late-Sixties men did (c) 2012, Davd I’ve written several blogs this year in support of modesty and prudence. Many of you have probably noticed that these themes conflict with … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t Respecting the Unborn Improve the Status of Women?

(c) 2012, Davd Feminists complained loudly and C.B.C. reported their complaints as normal reasonable reaction, when MP Rona Ambrose, Minister responsible for the “Status of Women” portfolio, voted in favour of a private member’s bill to form a committee to … Continue reading

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Manpower is Not Obsolete:

  The Implications of Ecological Scarcity and Energy Frugality (c) 2012, Davd When times change profoundly, habit fails us and reminiscence often misleads. Euro-Industrial nations and scholars laughed [often rudely, sometimes politely behind the hand] at aboriginals who tried to … Continue reading

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What Should it “Take” to Be a Father?

(c) 2012, Davd Paralleling substantially but not entirely, what i wrote in April, as Mother’s Day approached, this essay is about the seriousness of fatherhood, about the social conditions required to do it really well, and about the reasons, more … Continue reading

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“Gender Equal” Modesty Standards?

 (They’re going to be much easier for us men) (c) 2012, Davd One of the news stories that prompted me to think about this topic, involved an officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police “exposing himself” to someone—i do not … Continue reading

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