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" The differences may be exaggerated or lessened, but to obliterate them it would be necessary to have all the evolution over again on a new basis. What was decided among the prehistoric Protozoa cannot be annulled by Act of Parliament. "
Science, Sex, and Society - Page 303
by Ann E. Kammer - 1979 - 569 pages
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Has Feminism Changed Science?

Londa Schiebinger - 2001 - 266 pages
...as women and as scientists — could know other things in new ways. JOAN GERO, archaeologist, 1993 What was decided among the prehistoric protozoa cannot be annulled by Act of Parliament. SIR PATRICK GEDDES and J. ARTHUR THOMSON, biologists, 1889 Medicine .ANY people may be willing to concede...
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European Feminisms, 1700-1950: A Political History

Karen M. Offen - 2000 - 582 pages
...between the sexes as essential sexual characteristics. They warned that to obliterate sexual differences, "it would be necessary to have all the evolution over...was decided among the prehistoric Protozoa cannot be.annulled by Act of Parliament."80 This line was to be widely quoted during the next decades by those...
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Whose Freud?: The Place of Psychoanalysis in Contemporary Culture

Peter Brooks, Alex Woloch, Professor of English at Stanford University Alex Woloch - 2000 - 354 pages
...human beings. As the late nineteenth-century determinists Patrick Geddes and J. Arthur Thomson put it: "What was decided among the prehistoric Protozoa cannot be annulled by Act of Parliament."1 Many biological determinists believe that biological facts express themselves in the...
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Women, Science, and Technology: A Reader in Feminist Science Studies

Mary Wyer, Mary Barbercheck, Marta Wayne, Hatice Ozturk - 2001 - 408 pages
...unconscious emancipates her from nature less than is the case with man. Her thought is a mode of thinking."25 In the terminology of the times, woman was anabolic...prehistoric Protozoa cannot be annulled by Act of Parliament."26 Furthermore, it was not only a law of progress that there be sex differences, but that...
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What is a Woman?: And Other Essays

Toril Moi - 2001 - 548 pages
...itself in the distinction between male and female, whether these be physical or mental. The differences may be exaggerated or lessened, but to obliterate...prehistoric Protozoa cannot be annulled by Act of Parliament (267) . They deplore the fact that so many contemporary writers completely neglect 'the biological...
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Time Is of the Essence: Temporality, Gender, and the New Woman

Patricia Murphy - 2001 - 318 pages
...of the popular 1889 Evolution of Sex, noted in describing the mental differences between the sexes, "to obliterate them it would be necessary to have...Protozoa cannot be annulled by Act of Parliament" (267). Evolutionary psychology, a nascent but influential discipline at the fm de siecle, reinforced...
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In Their Time: A History of Feminism in Western Society

Marlene LeGates - 2001 - 420 pages
...Thomson, two biologists, wrote in The Evolution of Sex (London: Walter Scott, rev. ed., 1914), 31, "What was decided among the prehistoric Protozoa cannot be annulled by Act of Parliament." 49. Nellie McClung, In Times Like These (Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1972), 22. 50. Quoted in...
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Beyond Sex and Gender

Wendy Cealey Harrison, John Hood-Williams - 2002 - 272 pages
...that the destinies of men and women were decided in the dim and distant evolutionary past: Differences may be exaggerated or lessened, but to obliterate...among the pre-historic Protozoa cannot be annulled by an act of Parliament. ' Microscopic organisms wallowing in the primordial ooze determined the irreducible...
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The Invention of Telepathy, 1870-1901

Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature Roger Luckhurst, Roger Luckhurst - 2002 - 346 pages
...and integrity of the species'. So, Patrick Geddes and Arthur Thomson argued in The Evolution of Sex, 'What was decided among the prehistoric Protozoa cannot be annulled by Act of Parliament.'8 On the other Charles Darwin, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, The Works...
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Love and Eugenics in the Late Nineteenth Century: Rational Reproduction and ...

Angelique Richardson - 2003 - 284 pages
...appeared in the same year. In their defence of mental differences between the sexes, its authors remarked 'to obliterate them it would be necessary to have...prehistoric Protozoa cannot be annulled by Act of Parliament.'40 Closely informed by shifting attitudes towards charity, health, and empire, a new, gendered,...
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