BBC NEWS | Health | Humour 'comes from testosterone'
And when I say 'convincing', I should clarify and say that I mean 'entirely, desperately UNconvincing'.
Really. How many articles can possibly be published about gender-related trends that are then linked back to hormones-slash-genes-slash-hard-wiring, all without the slightest shred of evidence as to why 'hormones' are necessarily the culprit for trends in behaviour? Evidently the imperative at work in this article and the research it reports is: "link back to hormones".
And thus we see silly, wannabe-Darwinian claims like this:
He suggested men might respond aggressively because they see the other unicycling man as a threat, attracting female attention away from themselves.
Mmmmm. Of course.
Have these people never heard of 'culture'? 'Enculturation'? Socialisation, etc?