Category: Evolutionary psychology
|November 3, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, Intelligent Design, News|
At the Evolution Institute, UNC Charlotte biological anthropologist Jonathan Marks, who blogs on the cultural significance of Darwinism at Anthropomics, writes, ”Evolutionary Psychology Is Neither”: … It’s presumably better than creationist psychology, but nobody practices creationist psychology – so presumably the word “evolutionary” is doing a bit more work here than it may seem at […]
|October 27, 2015||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, Evolutionary psychology, News|
The last time we heard from evolutionary psychologist David Barash, he was fronting an anti-ID theory. You’d think he’d have enough trouble at home. In a world where social sciences are racing to the bottom, evolutionary psychology is leading the race. Look, there is a world of science out there, and if these guys would rather spin […]
|October 18, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, News, Religion|
LiveScience: The Origins of Religion: How Supernatural Beliefs Evolved … But not everyone agrees that religious thinking is just a byproduct of evolution — in other words, something that came about as a result of nonreligious, cognitive faculties. Some scientists see religion as more of an adaptation — a trait that stuck around because the […]
|October 10, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, Human evolution, Intelligent Design, Peer review|
From Nature: How scientists fool themselves – and how they can stop This is the big problem in science that no one is talking about: even an honest person is a master of self-deception. Our brains evolved long ago on the African savannah, where jumping to plausible conclusions about the location of ripe fruit or […]
|September 13, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, News|
Well, it is more or less the same subject The last time we agreed was that New York Times’s David Brooks is a dreadful novelist. His stinker was an “evolutionary psychology” novel, a description which principally guarantees ballast under the thinking person’s canoe shed. Anyway, Myers says, I must have been taking a nap a […]
|August 4, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, Intelligent Design, News|
From evolutionary psychologist that Harvard “Our brains are shaped for fitness, not for truth”guy: here: A truly ethical bioethics should not bog down research in red tape, moratoria, or threats of prosecution based on nebulous but sweeping principles such as “dignity,” “sacredness,” or “social justice.” Nor should it thwart research that has likely benefits now […]
|July 8, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, Human evolution, News|
The claim in the title of the science PR is How our sense of smell evolved, including in early humans Most receptors can detect more than one smell, but one, called OR7D4, enables us to detect a very specific smell called androstenone, which is produced by pigs and is found in boar meat. People with […]
|May 22, 2015||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, Evolutionary psychology, Intelligent Design, News|
Well, here is one: Crap about “Intentional change” = stuff government will probably try to make us do, if it gets votes: The Evolution Institute says it uses evolutionary science to solve real-world problems. Currently, there is no mechanism for applying current theory and research to public policy formulation. We aim to provide the mechanism. Working […]
|May 19, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, News|
The authors explain that the meta-incentives encouraging rewards given to co-operators in social dilemmas significantly prevent cooperative incentive-non-providers who shirk their duty to provide incentives to others, or the second-order free riders. The authors focused on one human trait, a linkage, which means individuals who are willing to provide incentives would automatically provide meta-incentives as […]
|May 14, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, News|
See vid below. Figures it’d be some U tenures as per below, but … Once a while back, a rabbi wrote me and asked why, succinctly I didn’t believe evo psych had anything to offer. Well, apart from issues around reason and logic? I wrote back and said: If it is true that your behaviour […]
|May 4, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, News|
… literary Darwinism is dead. And took a proponent down with it. From Chronicle of Higher Education Review, we learn, Survival of the Fittest in the English Department: Jonathan Gottschall tried to save literary studies. Instead he ruined his career. Which sounds terrible. Until we find out why: The story of how things went so wrong for […]
|May 2, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, News|
So we are told at ScienceDaily: According to this new model developed by researchers DB Krupp (Psychology) and Peter Taylor (Mathematics and Statistics, Biology) at Queen’s and the One Earth Future Foundation, individuals who appear very different from most others in a group will evolve to be altruistic towards similar partners, and only slightly spiteful […]
|April 29, 2015||Posted by News under Darwinism, Evolutionary psychology, Intelligent Design|
From: Imagine a world of religions that naturalism might indeed be able to explain: Regarding the phenomenon of religion, here are two curious things: When naturalists (materialists) study religion, they get so many basic facts wrong, one wonders why they bother, except to bolster their own view. Second, they mainly study “revealed” religion, where the […]
|April 13, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, Intelligent Design, News|
New York Times commentator David Brooks, who wrote one of the worst novels imaginable, based on evolutionary psychology (PZ Myers seems to agree with me on this), allows us to know that he is paid to be a narcissistic blowhard. He has one thing down right: He made sure they paid him. Yes, okay, okay, otherwise […]
|February 8, 2015||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, Evolutionary psychology, Intelligent Design, News, Peer review|
An intelligent person cannot hear this from pop science’s pom poms indefinitely before beginning to wonder about the source.
|February 7, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, Intelligent Design, Mind, News|
See what I mean about how evolutionary psychology has lost credence in the academy? Dude, you are playing my song. But that’s fine.
|February 4, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, News|
And anyone who believes in it is a fool.
|January 23, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, Just For Fun, News|
In which case, there is a simple, eco-friendly response.
|January 20, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, News|
No claimed reasons turn out to be very informative, but…
|January 11, 2015||Posted by News under Evolutionary psychology, Human evolution, Intelligent Design, News|
Actually, there is no particular relationship between passing on one’s genes and compassion.