Study finds heterosexual women prefer benevolently sexist men

Just relax, young lady. We men can sort you out. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons) by ROBBY BERMAN It’s a minefield: Another new study presents evidence of what heterosexual women want. Still, the lead author of the study is a woman, Pelin Gul. (Her co-author is Tom R. Kupfer.) The study, recently published in Sage Journals, is called “Benevolent Sexism and Mate Preferences: Why Do Women Prefer Benevolent Men Despite Recognizing That They Can Be Undermining?” Previous studies suggest that this happens more often than you’d expect. Benevolent sexism—or BS, amusingly enough—is an existing research term that refers to “an affectionate but patronizing attitude that treats women as needing men’s … Continue reading Study finds heterosexual women prefer benevolently sexist men

Do Religious People Really Have a Problem with Evolution?

My journey into the middle ground of the science-religion culture war. BY JORDAN COLLVER My Evolution: Living Along the Spectrum of Science & Religion is © of SRES and Jordan Collver, 2018. The comic was created by Jordan Collver as part of a media fellowship run by The Centre for Science, Knowledge and Belief in Society in 2017, and features research from the Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum project. The project was funded by the Templeton Religion Trust and involved researchers from Newman University, the University of Kent, York University (Canada), Kent State University, and the British Library. http://nautil.us/issue/62/systems/do-religious-people-really-have-a-problem-with-evolution   Continue reading Do Religious People Really Have a Problem with Evolution?

A Photo Trip to China’s Qiandongnan Prefecture

In south central China’s Guizhou province sits Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, home to nearly four million people—approximately 50% from the ethnic Miao group, and 30% from the ethnic Dong people. The mountainous landscape is lined with terraced farm fields, the valleys dotted with villages made up of traditional wooden structures, and the local festivals burst with color. by ALAN TAYLOR  28 PHOTOS Dusk in Zhenyuan ancient town, along the Wuyang River, in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou province, China. # HelloRF Zcool / Shutterstock Aerial view of terraced fields on Leigongshan Mountain in Qiandongnan, Guizhou Province, on … Continue reading A Photo Trip to China’s Qiandongnan Prefecture