The paper examines the extent to which philosophical theories about innate sexual dimorphism in the speciés are supported by contemporary biological research. The components of sexual identity are noted and the findings of biological research related to the specific components involved. The paper argues that sexual polymorphism is a more plausible theory, given both the biological findings and the technological advances in the area of sexual determination. The philosophical relevance of this research is then pointed out.
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