Quotes from Segal (2001) “Main agendas and hidden agendas”

“Yes, the human species evolved and has survived; but natural selection made us in what way, exactly?” (p.422)

“In the UK in the 1990s, women overall delayed giving birth until their thirties The proportion of women remaining childless increased steadily over recent decades.” ( p 412)

“They cannot predict why violence against wives often begins when the women is pregnant, cannot be impregnated by ‘rival males’ and carries 50% of her aggressor’s genes.” (p. 423).

“What millions of years of genetic change have actually produced is the potential for human cultural invention.” (p.423).