Don’t be superior.

wonder woman

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When I first read this post about Wonder Woman by A Mighty Girl (http://www.amightygirl.com/), there was a comment by a woman who said that she didn’t mind the qualification “for a girl” because men are biologically stronger than women.

I do not accept this reason.

1. There is a difference between saying a characteristic is due to biology versus saying that it’s due to genetics. Men are not biologically stronger. The only biological difference between men and women is in the gonads and reproductive organs: men have testes (etc.) and women have ovaries (etc.). Continue reading

Which came first?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Answer 1 (to emphasize the value of descriptiveness over brevity): Obviously, the egg came first. Current knowledge dates the domestication of the chicken at no earlier than 10,000 years ago, while reptiles pioneered the hard-shelled egg idea about 300,000,000 years ago when they diverged evolutionarily from Paleozoic amphibians (Carroll, Robert L. “Problems of the Origin of Reptiles”Biol. Rev. 1969, 44, pp. 393-432).

Let’s rephrase the question:

Which came first, the chicken or the chicken egg?

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