My guest today is Heather Remoff, author of What’s Sex Got to Do with It? Darwin, Love, Lust and the Anthropocene. Heather first discovered flaws in Darwin’s theory of sexual selection during her doctoral research in the 1970s and has spent the last 40 years developing her understanding of it and related fields, including economics.
What’s Sex Got to Do with It? is her attempt to add insight to Darwin’s work so that it can accommodate advances in genetics and in female mating choice – advances that were unavailable to Darwin when he wrote The Descent of Man, his sequel (if you will) to the Origin of Species and his exploration of sexual selection.