The darwin-bateman paradigm in historical context.

  title={The darwin-bateman paradigm in historical context.},
  author={Donald A. Dewsbury},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  volume={45 5},
I introduce the term "Darwin-Bateman Paradigm" to include several proposals stemming from the writings of Charles Darwin and A. J. Bateman, including the notions that (a) male reproductive success is more variable than that of females, (b) males gain more in reproductive success from repeated matings than do females, and (c) males are generally eager to mate and relatively indiscriminate whereas females are more discriminating and less eager. I trace this paradigm from Darwin's The Descent of… CONTINUE READING
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