New discoveries have filled in the gaps, and shown us in unimaginable detail the shape of the great ‘tree of life’.
Darwin and his contemporaries could never have imagined the improvements in resolution of stratigraphy that have come since 1859, nor guessed what fossils were to be found in the southern continents, nor predicted the huge increase in the number of amateur and professional paleontologists worldwide.
I can have completely different political opinions from the men I date, for example, and this usually isn’t a problem. I’ve worked under the assumption that it was me for years, that I lack love from my partners seems very much to fit into how society oppresses people at large.
On the other hand, if there’s something they don’t like about you, the game’s over before it begins. Women have historically been denied the ability to form social status in their own right.
I dated a guy who told me he’d dump me if I put on 10 pounds; I can’t imagine a women ever saying that. #Not All Women and #Not All Men — but there are trends that I’ve noticed from my experience, and talking to other people about their experience.