Stronger Hereditary Force of Men, Really?
Majid Ali, M.D.
Of all the ways in which men have suppressed, the ill-conceived notions of pseudoscientsits stand out. Here is an example: In 1883, US zoologist William K. Brooks in The Law of asserted that men exerted a stronger hereditary force on children than women did. That suited well the men of religion (and mostly philosophy as well) of his time. Women were not allowed to challenge male opinions from self-annointed male judges.
There were rare challenges to the idea of stronger heredity force of men, mostly from men. One notable example of this was the 19th-century German biologist August Weismann.
I suggest my article entitled “Africa – the Mother of Medicine” for my larger point.