Death, Hope, and Sex: Life-History Theory and the Development of Reproductive Strategies [and Comments and Reply]

@article{Chisholm1993DeathHA,
  title={Death, Hope, and Sex: Life-History Theory and the Development of Reproductive Strategies [and Comments and Reply]},
  author={James S. Chisholm and Peter T Ellison and Jeremy Evans and P. C. Lee and Leslie Sue Lieberman and Zdeněk Pavl{\'i}k and Alan S. Ryan and Elizabeth M. Salter and William A. Stini and Carol M Worthman},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1993},
  volume={34},
  pages={1 - 24}
}
Many social scientists reject evolutionary views of human behavior because of their supposed genetic determinism. To establish that not all evolutionary models are inherently deterministic the author first reviews the perennial adaptationist-mechanist controversy in evolutionary biology. He then outlines life-history theory a burgeoning field of biology devoted to the study of reproduction growth and development and ecology in an evolutionary context. He undertakes next to show how life-history… 
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