Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B

I love Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B! It's about 80% ecology or good old-fashioned zoology, and 20% a mix of sex and eschatology. What more could you want?

Let's break that down!


The editors of PRSB have this obsession with sex, or at least with pretty girls - they always seem to be running papers on what makes women attractive (nothing on what makes men attractive, though - CONSPIRACY!). In fact, if you read something like the Nature Science Update, and you see a story with a title like An equation for attraction: people rate shapeliness based on a girl's ratio of volume to height., you know it's about a paper in PRSB. They're crazy men!

Evidence? See


Is humanity sustainable?
Charles W. Fowler A1, Larry Hobbs A2 
 Issue: Volume 270, Number 1533 / December 22, 2003
Pages: 2579 - 2583
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2003.2553 

Not PRSB, but i felt the need to jot it down: "Attitudes toward heroic and nonheroic physical risk takers as mates and as friends", G. William Farthing (Mar 2005); Evolution and Human Behavior 26(2):171; admirable particularly for the phrases "heroic physical risk takers" and "showoff hypothesis" - HELLO GLASTONBURY!