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    So, women are men faced slightly different selective pressures, and evolved slightly different physical and psychological adaptations (e.g. men are stronger, women are better at verbal abilities)

    What would be the correct term to describe the evolution of these gender-specific traits?

    Would it be phylogenetic?
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    (Original post by PrimateJ)
    So, women are men faced slightly different selective pressures, and evolved slightly different physical and psychological adaptations (e.g. men are stronger, women are better at verbal abilities)

    What would be the correct term to describe the evolution of these gender-specific traits?

    Would it be phylogenetic?
    No. 'Evolution of sexual dimorphism' I think is what you're looking for :-)
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    (Original post by grovichik)
    No. 'Evolution of sexual dimorphism' I think is what you're looking for :-)
    Oh. I thought sexual dimorphism pertained only to the physical size/shape of the bodies?
    (I guess I was wrong about that).

    Ok then, what would be the word for what sexual dimporphism is responding to?

    For example, if women faced the issue of pregnancy (while men don't) throughout thousands of generations, would it be wrong to say this is a "phylogenetic" thing?

    Different selective pressures for genders.... what's the word...

    hmmm
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    (Original post by PrimateJ)
    Oh. I thought sexual dimorphism pertained only to the physical size/shape of the bodies?
    (I guess I was wrong about that).
    Yip, a sexual dimorphism can be in shape/size/colour/behaviour/survival...

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    Ok then, what would be the word for what sexual dimporphism is responding to?

    For example, if women faced the issue of pregnancy (while men don't) throughout thousands of generations, would it be wrong to say this is a "phylogenetic" thing?

    Different selective pressures for genders.... what's the word...

    hmmm
    Hmmm....I'm not sure of the word you're thinking of. I would probably say something like this if I were writing in an essay...'differential selection pressures acting on males and females cause sexual dimorphism'.

    :-)
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    (Original post by PrimateJ)
    Oh. I thought sexual dimorphism pertained only to the physical size/shape of the bodies?
    (I guess I was wrong about that).

    Ok then, what would be the word for what sexual dimporphism is responding to?

    For example, if women faced the issue of pregnancy (while men don't) throughout thousands of generations, would it be wrong to say this is a "phylogenetic" thing?

    Different selective pressures for genders.... what's the word...

    hmmm
    I've never heard 'phylogenetic' used in this sense and I'm not sure how it would make sense...unless I'm misreading your question... :-(
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    No, you're probably right. Thanks for the input
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    (Original post by PrimateJ)
    No, you're probably right. Thanks for the input
    Sorry I can't be more helpful :-)
 
 
 
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