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5. ‘Flaunting It’ – Sexual Selection and the Art of Courtship

What evolutionary purpose does beauty serve? And why does the idea of ‘female mate choice’ not hold true when it comes to primates and humans? From peacocks’ tails to the kinds of sexual signals we can’t even see, evolutionary biologist Professor Tim Clutton-Brock explores Darwin’s theory of sexual selection.

Published: 02 Jul 2009

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