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Darwin-L Message Log 8:35 (April 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<8:35>From BONN@nickel.laurentian.ca  Wed Apr 13 13:11:42 1994

Date: Wed, 13 Apr 1994 14:07:48 -0500 (EST)
From: "Bonnie Blackwell, (519)253-4232x2502" <BONN@nickel.laurentian.ca>
Subject: Re: sexual selection
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

but what about warfare as a method of selecting males in the middle ages.
knights and squires had considerable pressure on them from injury and
death, but achieved great status by successfully surviving intact.
they gained status, wealth, and the "best" brides socieity could offer.
i am not sure if this applies, but it occurred to me as i read your mail.

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